April 7, 2013

Spring Garden


We first dug our shovels into this little plot of land three years ago, just days after we discovered I was pregnant. A country girl committed to the city, I was desperate for a place to spread some seeds and watch them grow. That winter was filled with longing; for soil covered fingers, tiny green sprouts, and a sweet baby to call our own. And then with spring, these deepest hopes came to pass, a garden and a baby boy growing side by side. It felt like a miracle, a blessing too good to be real, and a happiness I wasn't entirely sure that I deserved.

And now we're welcoming this spring's slow start in our family garden. That baby boy is a little man, helping his father ready the beds and so excited to be given projects all his own. I'm dreaming of what and where we'll plant, sketching away with our little girl dancing in my belly. This season is always a time for fresh starts and new life, and I'm deeply grateful for our wealth of simple joys this year.

11 comments:

  1. How lovely to have your own little patch. Kellie xx

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  2. I discover your blog and and I find your photos so poetics and tenders...Thank you;)

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  3. is there anything as adorable as chubby little toddler fingers covered in dirt?

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    1. Not much is cuter! Of course we forgot to wash those dirty fingers before lunch... hopefully nothing too unsavory in that soil :)

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  4. All the wonderful memories you are creating!! Can't wait to see the garden in full bloom--

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  5. What a beautiful piece of writing! And your garden always makes me want to get busy with a garden of my own. Maybe this will be the year! :)

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  6. I love the smell of dirt in the spring! :-)

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  7. OH, Lilly! Such an exciting time. Can you imagine? Next year TWO little helpers. Such sweet blessings. Good luck this season!

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  8. Lovely. And sweet pictures, too.

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  9. This made me tear up a little and I'm not even pregnant. How lovely to work the earth and nurture your plants while you nurture your next babe in your stomach. I am so thrilled for you still and can't wait to see what this next year brings for your family.

    Also...love that hat! :)

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