It's been a bit challenging to be in the garden as I wait for my back to heal. Right now I know that bending and twisting are off limits. As a gardener, I rarely take a walk around the yard without bending down to pull stray weeds, pick up sticks, deadhead or clip a pretty bouquet.
Hard to believe that the innocent looking patio stone above could be responsible for the situation I am currently in. After purchasing the column at the GoodWill, I was on a mission to plant some flowers around it. Thinking the column would be straighter if it was on the patio stone, I assumed it would be no big deal to lift the stone and carry it across the yard. Wrong!! I can tell you it is much heavier than it looks, but I was a woman on a mission.
I was envisioning these pretty Pentas planted around the base and bought a nice big petunia to place on the top of the column.
A few days after "the incident", we had a big thunderstorm. I discovered the petunia laying on the ground. It was a bit beat up and the decorative stake in the center was all bent and twisted. It looked about the way I felt.
As I sit and wait and try to be patient, it seems that the garden is offering a lesson in this waiting game.
As we watch those tomatoes go from green to red, the anticipation of that first delicious bite begins to build. Once that first bright red tomato is plucked from the vine and popped into our mouths we know, without a doubt ... it was well worth the wait.
The first bud on the hibiscus is cause for excitement.
I can't help but wonder if the bloom would seem quite as spectacular if we hadn't been waiting so patiently for it's arrival?
As we watch five perfect blue eggs go from this to ...
this, we know that this incredible miracle is well worth the wait.
This will be the second little family to be born in my backyard this season. When I see the Eastern Bluebirds fly through the sky, I feel like a proud mother.
This afternoon I saw the first butterfly of the season hovering around the butterfly bush. After three trips outside with the camera, I was ready to give up on getting a picture of this rather elusive butterfly.
When I decided to just sit quietly on the patio and wait, I was rewarded with some photo opportunities.
My mom often used to say "good things come to those who wait." It seems as though my garden is also trying to tell me that. I'm thinking it might be a good idea to listen.