Friday, January 27, 2017

A Little Quote and a Little Note - Seeds

Sequoia seeds have flat wings, 
and glint and glance in their flight like a boy's kite. 

~ John Muir

John Muir had such a lovely concept of seeds, didn't he?  As I plant, I am inclined to think of playing with beads.  I love the variety of shapes and sizes, the soft natural palette of colors: shades of green, gray and brown, gold and coral.  

At any rate, it has begun!  I have started planting the seeds for this year's garden.  First, we will sow trays full of onion seed: Copra and Cortland (two varieties of yellow storage onions.)  Next, we will plant Ring-o-Fire Cayenne and Ruby King Bell Peppers.  Soon, little Amish Paste Tomato seeds will get tucked into the soil.  These are just the beginning!

It is a silly thing, perhaps, to be so excited to see the first little leaves of green... but I feel it, nevertheless. That sweet shade of green, peeking up through dark seed-starting soil, reassures me that spring is on the way; the wide wheel of the year is turning.

Where ever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you hope!

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Blogoratti said...

What wonderful thoughts. Best wishes with everything!

Marcie said...

Thank you, B! Best wishes back.

Cat Lover said...

Oh my goodness, lovely post! I can't wait to get back in the gardens.

Tabor said...

Yes, I agree, your post is much more optimistic than mine. Seeds are full of hope, reward and joy.

Marcie said...

Cat Love, Oh me too!

Tabor, Well, your post was incredibly informative. I value that a great deal!