nature nurtures

May 25, 2022

For the first time in years, the Irises in are our front garden are set to bloom. Buried under construction fencing, and deprived of regular watering, it’s a wonder they survived at all. And in the back garden, our once magnificent fringe tree, now in recovery after a transplant, produced its first thin petaled, white flowers this week. Nature’s resilience never seizes to amaze me, and always makes me feel hopeful. I read an essay today on one woman’s passion for bringing unhealthy plants back to life. “The good news is that the solution to a plant problem is rarely complicated –– often the smallest adjustment can make the biggest change.” Human problems are more complicated, although the same applies; one small adjustment leads to another, and then another, and so on. Before we know it, we’re blooming again. I found this photograph of a baby Luma and I in the wisteria and white fringe of our old garden today. With so much change to our home over the last few years, it’s wonderfully reassuring to see that some things are as they were.


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