Growing Green

With the stormy weather of March behind us, these first few days of April have held the sunlight feel of summer. The Bohemian waters our newest garden bed, encouraging peppers, tomatoes, sunflowers and basil.Jessica Dofflemyer ~ all rights reserved

The seeds of our last planting have come to fruition with huge heads of lettuce and the thick ruffles of golden chard.Jessica Dofflemyer ~ all rights reserved

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The backyard mango tree took a beating with last month’s wind and rains, losing most blossoms and any small fruits. This lone mango survived the storm and is hanging tough, oozing its sweet sap.Jessica Dofflemyer ~ all rights reserved

“Oh, yeah!” the Bohemian would say.

I agree.

Yes, we’re growing.

Getting Wise

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The day was so full from the moment the sun rose, I found myself unable to even find the time to post to the Archives in my typical morning fashion.

Fortunately, at day’s end, I was gifted a window to unwind.  At Jeb’s urging, we wandered down to the mango tree – his new favorite spot – where he decided to get some homework done, up in the branches.

At times it may feel like I’m barely holding on to the coattails of some rapid force that thrashes me about at full speed.  What a gift to just let go of the grasping and soak in the magic of a moment with my son.

If I hang here long enough, maybe I’ll even have a chance to gain some wisdom from this tree.