Last weekend I walked over to pick up the car share van before we started the day with Dickson’s Mom and sister. I strolled past the garden on the way and peeked in from the other side of the fence. It’s been such a long and cold Spring that things are slow to start – unless you’ve been uber diligent and given your tomatoes little mini greenhouses to protect their fragile asses
Tomatoes are delicate things that seem to get on my nerves every year. Why do I bother?!?
Oh yes, because they are tasty.
Anyway, things have been stressful lately. Childcare issues, finances, work… even my hobbies are stressing me out because I commit myself to things so far down the road and then life happens and things get pushed aside. It all became a little too much. I was feeling incredibly down on myself.
It happens to us all.
Anyway, as I was examining my garden from behind the chain link fence and thinking about the plans that needed to be finalized for the new area, as well as my discouraged view and how the kohlrabi are going to hate where I planted them, my nose brushed against something soft and thread-like.
I stepped back and changed my focus to the fence, instead of what was beyond, and realized I was literally face to face with an few hundred baby spiders in the middle of hatching! It was incredible. They were everywhere…. right in front of my face.
I watched them for a bit and then, as I looked past a few stragglers, I spotted an incredibly huge slug leaving a silvery trail from under a rock next to the Hollyhock. The bugger was heading right to the cucumber.
That’s what was eating them!
There always has to be one.
Focus too hard on the future and you’ll miss the show right in front of your face.
Enjoy the show in front of your face and you’ll naturally gravitate to a solution you need.
It’s all going to be okay.