When I’m not writing you’ll find me in the garden, chasing butterflies, re-directing ladybugs… And weeding when my weed-prevention tactics fail me (it happens).
You see, gardening has become a passionate hobby of mine, one I blog about at BloominThyme. It’s filled with new discoveries each and every day–and we have even begun to discuss the children yet! I mean, if you ever wanted to know what bees do all day long (and why), learn how many ways you can photograph the same flower without tiring in the process, or unearth a worm and dissect its bowel movements as well as their benefits, then you need to hang out in the garden with a kid.
They are amazing. Not only do my kids and I have fun in the garden, we grow a tremendous amount of vegetables. From beets to zucchini, carrots to watermelon, we grow it. And usually eat it. I’ve learned one of the best things about a garden is you can grow things just for fun, then share them with your entire neighborhood!
Folks hear you have a bounty of sweet onions and garlic, tomatoes and bush beans, let me tell you they come running–from miles around. And who wouldn’t? You have a knack for this green stuff. It’s easier than you dreamed possible and you’re more than willing to share — especially when you realize you’ve grown more squash than you can eat in a lifetime. Don’t worry. You’ll find takers. It’s a law of nature: Have bounty, will trade.
If only for a smile… But fresh vegetables will that do a person! For more gorgeous garden photos — check my facebook page!