You know you've been gone too long from the blog world when you have to sign into your own site! Today's unexpected burst of sunshine prompted me not only to get out in the garden, but to post a little something to ease myself back into the blogosphere.
So today, finally, I timidly say hello to 2010. It is with a hope that this year it will be kind to our family, as the last was full of too much loss and heartache. While the emotional wounds are still tender, I again find myself turning to my garden for solace and healing.
Slipping on my gloves and feeling the familiar weight of my sturdy pruners, I went to work cleaning a small section of the garden beds. The task was rejuvenating, not only for a mushy, mucky garden, but for this grief-stricken gardener.
No photos were taken today, as the camera has been absent from my garden for more than three months. While much of gardening and garden blogging is about what we can all share, today it was simply an opportunity to clear the mind and cleanse the soul. There will be time to seek out early signs of spring or spots of color against a muted backdrop. I just wanted to recapture that sense of normalcy and peace I feel when so close to nature.
And as I begrudgingly hung up my gloves and replaced the pruners, I gave silent thanks for a lovely day spent in my garden. I say, "Hello 2010. Please be kind."