I’m a gardener and I would probably spend all of my time in the garden if I didn’t have the other responsibilities of daily living. My garden is the place where I feel whole and at peace. Time in my garden is like meditation. I can sometimes begin to feel the magic life once held.
I have filled my garden with many vegetables, but also with flowers and aromatic herbs. The herbs and flowers attract birds, insects, amphibians, and reptiles which add to the ambiance of the garden.
The other day as I was picking tomatoes my attention was caught by a deep hum near my ear. I slowly turned my head to see a ruby throated humming bird hovering inches from my face. He hovered there darting back and forth, up and down, as if curious about me. He darted away and left all too soon. But I treasure such close encounters with the wild, these are what give life meaning to me.