Today I walked around the house and took some quick pics of places and things that have been cold and dormant. After some labor of constructing…

clearing and raking…
turning of soil, planting of seeds…
trimming of thorns and pulling of weeds…

these barren places will be ready for life to spring forth! Then, I’ll have to keep it watered. Yep, maintenance. Not a strong point of mine. I am endeavoring to make this year, a year of change. Just like dirt starts out cracked, dry and lifeless but can be watered and revived to produce wonderful fruit, I am hoping my life will be like that this year.

I can not even begin to express how excited that makes my heart (not necessarily the watering part)! There’s nothing like good, honest labor and taking care of the blessings the Lord has given us. It’s so satisfying and the rewards are well worth waiting for and the effort put into them.

How do your gardens grow? Do you have patches of earth awakening and waiting for life to be given to them? Are you perfectly content with not being a ‘green thumb’?  What’s your ‘cup of tea’ when it comes to plants and gardening?

~traci

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Kate (KnitsInClass) April 1, 2010 at 12:56 am

I'm trying not to get too excited yet, since this weather is really strange, but there are some bulb plants surfacing right now! (in March! in Minnesota!)
My poor garden really needs a good cleaning and organizing and some new plants – we just moved in Nov 08, so last year was our first year with this garden – now I feel like I have a better handle on it.

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asaveek April 1, 2010 at 2:10 pm

I love this time of year. Everything is new and fresh. It will be wonderful to finish up some of these projects.

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Bookblogger April 1, 2010 at 9:49 pm

ahhhh…I love this time of year! refesh, renew and rejoice! I love to watch the little buds of green come up from the gardens! I have 3so far. 2 flower and 1 edible. The pretty pink tulips I planted last year are almost up and the crocus, bachelor buttons, bleeding hearts, day lillies and much more are inchin up too. I had to leave a LOT of stuff at our old home because here was soooo much but it was fun to start over with a semi-blank canvas. I have pumpkins, tomatoes, columbine, strawberries and a bunch of herbs growing inside now that are paiently waiting to be planted outside. My goal for this year besides starting my seeds indoors will be to start a compost bin to make my hard earth rich and tender. And to lay down red mulch.

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MollyinMinn April 5, 2010 at 3:58 pm

This is one of my absolutely favorite times of year. I love all of the new life popping up. I just walk around smiling :)

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