Monday, January 24, 2011

In the Garden

Life is crazy right now, so many things going on. Each day is filled to the brim with activity which is good right? Well yes, except that blogging has slipped down to the bottom of my list again, and so has my poor garden. This bad green blogger seems to have lost her focus.

This time of year, the time of year when everyone else in the north and east of this country are indoors, and freezing, is the time of year that we desert dwellers are growing veggies. We have to get them in and growing now before the time of year arrives that we here dread, the time of year we spend indoors, and boiling....S.U.M.M.E.R. (Just saying it makes me shudder).

Somehow though I have still managed to get some things growing out there for which I am grateful, especially seeing as they have pretty much been looking after themselves apart from an occasional drop of water, and the odd sprinkle of compost.


Much beloved swiss chard.


Tomatillos that I didn't even plant. (I seem to have the best luck with bonus plants!).

And eggplants.

Perhaps I have rediscovered my green thumb again.

Or perhaps sometimes you have to stop trying so hard and just let things happen the way they are meant to.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Still Here....

Just a very quick post to say I am still here and I am fine. Thank you everyone for your messages and greetings, I really appreciate them a lot. I just haven't had much to say recently.

Today I am still reeling from the horrific violence that erupted in Tucson this past Saturday.

My heart is broken for all of those lost and injured, and for everyone affected by this cruel and senseless act.

I can't get the picture of the sweet little girl who died out of my mind. I keep thinking about her parents, her brother, her Mother, and I can't even begin to imagine how one would start to move on from such a tragedy.

I am praying for healing today.