Early this morning my day started in the garden. Several roma tomato plants spent the night in pots in the very location they would grow. The sky was speckled dramatically with clouds illuminated by the rising sun stretching them across the eastern sky. My skin was chilled by the cool air but it did not take long to warm up once I started working the soil with the shovel and then the rake.
Thoughts of recipes this summer paged through my mind while I plucked a few little blades of unwelcomed shoots. I identified the newly sprouted carrots. Planting the rich colored red beets a bit late, I await pulling them out of the soil to chop up into my favorite red soup.
There is something wonderful about enjoying what is planted in the garden, canning, preparing meals, and of course entertaining guests with a delicious meal. It is my hope that everything produces as planned since this garden is my first big garden since we moved into this house. I planted a small one last year only weeks after having my baby that had favorable results.
My flowers have bloomed beautifully and I await more varieties to pop up over the remainder of the spring. I can hardly wait to have handfuls of color and bouquets on my tabletop.