The return of open windows is one of the gifts of spring. As the kittens enjoyed the fresh air, I followed their gaze into the backyard.
While they watched for birds and squirrels, my eyes caught sight of green!
I rushed outside to free the sprouting bulbs from their protective winter covering of leaves and chicken wire.
Oh, the joy of discovery!
I love this tender stage of the garden – the sweet shapes, the fresh colours.
As if that wasn’t joy enough, the sun came out just as I freed these new shoots.
That is the magic of the garden. As I clear the way and discover new life, I feel close to myself, to the Earth and to my mom.
From a distance, it looks like a big mess and a patch of dirt.
But when you look closely, there is beauty to be found.
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