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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Finding It in the Garden

I'm on a hunt...
Malus 'Guinivere'

Looking for something in my garden...

Focusing in on it.
I know if I look long enough, I'll find it.

It may not be in the usual places, because these days what is in the usual places?

It may elude me some days, but if I'm diligent, I should be able to find it most days.

I wish I could find more of it in one place, though, but will have to settle for finding little bits of it here and there.

Then I must become more adept at using those little bits of it and not wait until I find big pieces of it, because big pieces of it are scarce around here.

I could buy it, and I have bought some of it this year already. It it isn't as fun to buy it as it is to find it because then you don't really have it for yourself, it is merely borrowed.

Sometimes when I'm away from my garden, I think about where I am going to find it, a whole bunch of it, but then something happens and I'm too tired to look for it or too busy to look for it.

It is most disappointing when I think I've found it, finally, and it rains and it gets all wet so I can't use it like I had planned to, dreamed to, wanted to, needed to.

And it is true, the scarcer it is, the more valuable it is to us, so when I finally find it I will do my best to use it wisely, because I never know how much of it I'll get.

But I'm not giving up hope of finding it because I usually do end up finding it eventually.

"It" is time in my garden.

If you know where it hides, please let me know, I'm looking for more of it.

12 comments:

Fairegarden said...

May you find more of it, and big pieces too, Carol, this spring and beyond!

Layanee said...

I really think that you cannot 'find' time. You have to 'make' it. If you find the recipe for finding it, send it along. The recipe for making it is to just do it. :)

Nicole :] said...

Like my aunt always says, "There are not enough days in an hour!"

compost in my shoe said...

Finding it and recognizing you have found it can be the same thing.....great post.

Commonweeder said...

Great post and great comments.Time is a precious commodity, sometimes found, but we have to remember that we can make it, too.

Toni - Signature Gardens said...

Oh truer words were never spoken. I feel your "pain." This time of year I make time for my clients' gardens, but mine has to take a back seat and I squeeze in bits and pieces here and there. And I love every minute of every bit :-)

Donna said...

been having trouble finding it too...too much rain, snow and cold makes it hard to find...we will find it soon

Helen said...

All too true, Carol. Many of us have to settle for thyme!

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Time isn't hiding in my garden, that's for sure, although it was in suspended animation for the last few days, with highs in the 30s.

gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

Time is lost here as well.

Diana said...

Carol - When the weather gets nice enough, you can do what I do and just skip dinner - then it's much easier to find!

Cindy, MCOK said...

May we all find more of that elusive commodity!