I’ve been spending frequent but short amounts of time outside tending to the garden. I’ve been trying to establish a daily practice of caring for it. I hope to keep it’s wild ways in check this year and stay in charge (which is hilarious really), I’m nowhere near in charge, but the daily attention is having it’s effect. I’m not sure if the daily attention has me noticing more, or if I’m being shown more, which comes first?
While prepping veggies in the kitchen, for some reason, I had to leave what I was doing and go outside. Earlier it had stopped raining and the light was hitting the view just right. This is what I found.
These are hostas, they grow in the shadiest part of my garden under the branches of a sugar maple tree. They don’t show their flowers until much later in the season. They quietly add light to the shady areas through their vibrant foliage and deeply grooved leaves. After the recent rain the remnant drops reflected a passing cloud. These quiet plants are not quiet at all, they may be in the shade but they certainly make themselves seen and seem to say who needs flowers? I’m in favor of anything that reflects the light.
Raindrops or Stepping Stones?