My Beautiful Mess

January 29, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

So here's the thing. I keep putting off publishing pics of my garden. Why? Because it's messy. Because it's unkempt and it's overgrown and because I have not been properly maintaining it and if I show you pics you'll know! BUT HERE'S THE SCOOP!! Life is messy. Life is unkempt and overgrown and we all have bits and pieces that we're not maintaining. and it's okay. it's all really okay. Because the mess is where the tiny miracles thrive. The mess is where the beauty happens. 

so I have the very great privilege of belonging to this elite group of peoples -these wonderful, lovely and gardeny & buggy-minded peoples - the Master Gardeners. (Truly, if you're a gardener you need to seek out your local MG group. It's a fantastic thing!!!) And so I get to go and help and play and take pictures at the Teaching Garden!! - where I get some of my most very favorite pics. :0D And I come home and I then don't tend take many pictures here at home. Why?  Not good enough. Too many weeds. Wrong plants-wrong places. And, advice from one of my very first MG classes, "if you've got BermudaGrass, MOVE!" LOL I am overwhelmed by the list of tasks that confronts me. And as many to-do-lists as I can create, (I have a pile), I cannot seem to move forward. "Procrastination" is a joke. Because the magnitude to which i procrastinate sometimes looks more like stagnation. 

I have so many things that I want to tell you! So much that I'd love to share! But - then I'm terrified that you'll judge me harshly. You'll see all the weeds and problems and projects left undone. And so WHY WOULD I PUT MYSELF OUT THERE? And that's where I've been living for quite some time. 

But the beauty is in the vulnerability. The beauty is in the fragility. Because it's me. My garden. My world. My life. And it is beautiful for exactly what it is. Or isn't!  So I'm working on putting it out there. I have a way i do things. Lots of times it's not the "right" way - because I think i've got a shortcut or an "easier" way... Maybe my mistakes (numerous as they are!!!) are worth sharing! Maybe you'll learn something about gardening! Or maybe, like me, through gardening, you'll learn something more about yourself.

This is my beautiful mess. :0)  Welcome. Poke around. Please be nice. 

 

 


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