My Five Minute Friday on: Garden
In May we plant — tomatoes, peppers, hopes.
And we eagerly wait for the first signs — a bud, a ball of green promise hanging.
We water and weed and pray for warm rays of sun and growth.
The first harvest of juicy red plucked from backyard tomato plants instead of fluorescent lit grocery bins is sweetest.
We celebrate and appreciate the fruits of our labors — the summer sandwiches and the flavors of homegrown vegetables in season.
But today, I look towards the garden buried deep in snow and cold.
I see the tangle of brown remnants poking out of the frozen white and the garden seems long forgotten.
There's more to the garden then harvest.
There's promise and hope and mystery.
I plant in dark soil. I water the seedlings. But the rest is out of my hands.
All I can do is tend. And watch the beautiful unfolding.
In winter, we wait.
In spring, we cultivate faith to plant and the hope to harvest.
And in summer, we marvel and enjoy the fruit of growth —
in the garden.
Today I'm linking with Lisa-Jo, but there's more to her link-up today. She's asking this