Friday, November 12, 2010

Wild fruits


Wild garden week 6 of 7

The Dianthus (Sweet William) has just started flowering, a month later than last year. The rain is keeping us and the flowers cold.

What is that wild strawberry doing in the flower garden?  Those strawberries sure are virulent ... but I am indulgent towards them provided they stay relatively within their own place.  They are fruiting right now and probably the only harvest from the garden this year, given the state of the vege plot.



Reflection:
Psalm 65:9 (The Message)
Oh, visit the earth,
ask her to join the dance!
Deck her out in spring showers,
fill the God-River with living water.
Paint the wheat fields golden.
Creation was made for this!
Drench the plowed fields,
soak the dirt clods
With rainfall as harrow and rake
bring her to blossom and fruit.
Snow-crown the peaks with splendor,
scatter rose petals down your paths,
All through the wild meadows, rose petals.
Set the hills to dancing,
Dress the canyon walls with live sheep,
a drape of flax across the valleys.
Let them shout, and shout, and shout!
Oh, oh, let them sing!

2 comments:

  1. I think things are about 3 weeks later than usual this year. I bemoaned the paucity of the Jacaranda flower during October, but I am inundated with them now.

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