We can attempt to teach the things that one might imagine the earth would teach us: silence, humility, holiness, connectedness, courtesy, beauty, celebration, giving, restoration, obligation and wildness.
David Orr from "Earth in Mind"

May 18, 2007

Gardening begins

Denver is funny it wavers between cold and hot but rarely has much weather in the 50- 75 range. This week has been an exception to this. So I got the call this morning from my friends that I share a plot with in an urban garden that this afternoon they were going to head over to start weeding.

Jenna and Nils at work

So I know it's been raining a bunch lately but I wasn't ready for the forest of weeds that had taken root. These were the sort of weeds that had decided that they were staying for a while. So there were were shovel, polanski and rake bruting the weeds out. Along the way we found two rows of lettuce that had reseeded itself and a few squash plants.



Nils with Alder

The garden was natural habitat for Alder he was a content and curious babe among the dirt and plants. To keep him out of the way of the tools we would stick him in a far corner of the plot among the weeds (which were up to my chest in some spots) and he would find his way back. The way he was talking to himself you could tell he was on an adventure.

1 comment:

trish said...

love it! love the little earth baby.