After the rain I went outside and watered some plants that followed me home with the two bales of straw. I hate to weed and the straw will break down and help the soil not be so clay like and my feet will not get so muddy when walking on straw.
I have a sneaking suspicion that the bird nests are all lined with straw - which is fine with me.
I think the plants like to be mulched with the straw. I hope so because I have almost two more to apply. Then it is just growing season = * = * = * = well - I do have a few packets of seeds that I am just going to put in the soil and let them grow - a few more sunflowers - some nasturums - some four o-clocks - a few wild flowers and a couple of swiss chard packets and lettuce seeds. Then I am finished planting... just in time to harvest the 'maters.
Something about earth and plants and the hope that they bring out in me.
I love the hope that planting represents. It is eternal.
I can hear the pulsing of life as I watch things grow.
How small things like straw mulch, water, a few granules of fertilizer and some staking all make such a difference in the plant itself.
Life is just like that - hope filled.
These are my prayers tonight - they are real people with real pain attached O Lord - hear my prayers.
I pray for the sick and infirmed.
Please heal the new mother who got sick while giving birth to new life.
My friend is facing some challenging surgery, guide the hands of the surgeon, I pray.
Pray for me so that I exercise to keep the body in a working mode.
I pray for the ones that are homeless tonight.
I pray for the sad that lost a friend to terrible violence.
I pray for those facing change.
I pray that leaders develop a strong sense of what is right and what is wrong.
I pray that people look for the soul in everyone and take the time to bless the soul in the other.
I pray for those having a birthday tomorrow! What a great day to be born.
I for one am glad I know someone who was born on June 27.
Peace to you this day and all days.