Foraging has begun! A very meager start, but it has!
I awoke to see the stringy and limp plants of Nasturtiums peeping through the curtains of my bedroom window. Sigh, I suppose I should have listened to the wisdom of my neighbor, such finicky weather as we have been having! Paddling to the kitchen, I was tempted to open the patio door and step outside to have a further inspection, but cold beckoned me to stay inside. Yes, dear neighbor, you were right. Let us wait another week to plant.
Off on a bike ride to work and what do I see? Another neighbor hard at work sowing seeds and preparing the garden! OH! to plant now or wait?! Why does it seem Mother Nature is all topsy turvy and can't decide?
Ah, but let use see at work...And what I do I see, but Violet flowers! Oh, but they seem sad, some frost bitten almost. They seem they had eagerly come to play in sun, only to be blasted by the cold weather that stealthy came to ravish in the night.
I gathered the flowers, thinking of such great medicine ahead! Lovely Violet flowers, you shall be dried and your sweetness imparted in tea to come!
I surveyed the rest of the land. Baby Violet leaves were there, not even fit for a nibble or a salad. The same with Dandelion leaves and Strawberry leaves...blast this grass everywhere! Eh, not much else peeping through, no sign of Blood Root as there was last year, nor ramps nor even hostons (baby Hostas). No sign of any Sow Thistles or Dock...too early still, all are waiting, waiting for HER, Mother Nature, to make up her mind!
Waiting, sunshine...what say you?
Ah yes, let the moment decide!
So I will too. 'Til tomorrow then. It shall be as the moment dictates.
See you then, sunshine :)
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