Wednesday, September 8, 2010
my fascination with growth and tending to plants took another step this year. or, quite honestly, a leap.
i wrote last year about how i had noted that country living had started to show its brighter sides to me and that i was slowly turning into my late mother.
the strangest part is photographing and admiring plants in their different stages of development – a habit of my mother's i could never understand before. i could not grasp how she found the same roses fascinating year after year, from early buds to full bloom. after three summers of following my spinach plants grow, i can totally relate.
this year my sweetie's month long tour and my fortnight along snatched valuable weeks from our summer and the time we could spend at the garden weeding, fertilizing and watering. we returned to a sorry sight although my sweetie's brother had taken excellent care of everything he possibly had the time for.
thus, we made a radical commitment and decided to spend summers in finland from now on.
and the reason is here and it's clear: just look at these beauties...
could you want anything more precious?