30th October 2022.
Mellow summer vibes all week.
On one hand, lovely + luscious.
On the other hand, October’s balmy weather is chilling.
Latest studies warn that ‘irreversible’ climate breakdown is imminent.
Yesterday, we were swimming in the sea…
The failed summer flowers are now big + blooming beautiful…
Yet, I only see distress signals from Mother Earth.
It feels like a collective battle between good vs. evil.
Not a religious war, but a fight between life-giving forces + destruction.
Meanwhile, billionaires are sending penises into space…
…and oil firms report astronomical profits.
I won’t go on.
I know that you didn’t come here for Gloom!
Besides, all is not lost.
I focus on what I can control:
• my domain
• my responsibilities
On a more cheery note…
I’ve been collecting seeds from various flowers, trees + herbs.
I’m interested to grow plants + flowers from seeds. It’s so money-saving.
I added basil + zinnia seeds today.
I’m most excited to
start growing trees!
Next year, I’m going to experiment with ‘seed bombs’ too.
You put wild flower + shrub seeds in a clay soil mix.
When dried, you lob the balls
on to barren roundabouts + road junctions.
Fingers crossed, they’ll root + take over!
I always have an untidy garden in autumn.
Partly, because summer is exhausting manual labour, even more extreme this year.
Partly, because it just feels right to leave everything as nature intended.
Leaves on the ground + decaying plants ahoy!
I endure critique from neighbour farmers.
The older farmers do not understand why I do this!
Turns out, this encourages insects + gives them a place to hibernate.
I saw two ladybirds today!!!
Last year, we had hedgehogs.
I strongly felt I was doing the right thing.
However, it’s lovely to just have this confirmed by Little Green Space 🐝 !
The house + garden have been tough task masters.
They’ve taught me the value of patience – for financial control, but also for plans + goals.
It’s the plod, plod, plod that gets results.
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