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Summer,Growth and Gardens

Hey there, fellow green thumbs and sun seekers! Can you believe it's already summer? The season of popsicles, pool parties, and perpetual sun-kissed vibes is finally upon us. And you know what that means, right? It's time to get our hands dirty and embrace the magical world of gardening! Trust me, it's not just about nurturing plants—it's about nurturing our souls too.


There's something undeniably restorative about getting down and dirty with Nature. As the sun dances overhead, I find solace in digging my hands into the soil, connecting with the earth in a way that's truly grounding, and I’m so thankful to God for his creation giving forth life in every way. It's like therapy, only with the added bonus of fresh produce and blossoming flowers.


But why is working with our hands so darn rejuvenating? Well, let me break it down for you in my own quirky way. Imagine you're holding a seed—a tiny, nondescript speck that's brimming with potential. You carefully place it in the soil, like tucking it into bed, and then, you wait. Days turn into weeks, and before you know it, that once-tiny seedling has grown into a magnificent plant, stretching its leaves toward the sun, like a kid reaching for a cookie jar on the top shelf!


You see, gardening is like a metaphor for life. It's a journey of growth and transformation, where we learn to embrace both the beauty and imperfections. Working with our hands allows us to witness the tangible results of our efforts, reminding us that we too can flourish with a little love and care.


I for one know that while I am not a pro gardener by any stretch of the imagination, I work and try to cultivate these little seeds into something that will in turn bless me in numerous ways!


Maybe gardening isn’t for everyone, but I think everyone should give it a good try, because why not?! This is just something that comes fairly naturally for me. We always had some form of a garden growing up, my moms yard has always been an oasis incorporating flowers, and plants, and veggies, so now that weave settled into a house for the foreseeable future I‘m excited to get my new yard to that peaceful oasis too!


Let's not forget the incredible sights and smells that accompany our gardening adventures. As we nurture our green companions, we're treated to a symphony of colors—vibrant red tomatoes, sunny yellow squash, and delicate lavender petals—all dancing together in a harmonious choreography. Oh, and don't even get me started on the aroma! The sweet scent of freshly cut herbs or the earthy perfume of a blooming rose bush can transport you to a blissful state of tranquility. It's like having your very own aromatic spa retreat right in your backyard!


But the joy of gardening isn't just limited to the final product. It's the journey itself that brings us the most happiness. The anticipation of that first sprout poking through the soil, the thrill of picking your own harvest, and the satisfaction of nurturing something from seed to fruit—it's an adventure that never ceases to amaze.


So, my fellow plant enthusiasts, let's dive headfirst into the summer soil and let our hands do the talking. Let's embrace the therapeutic power of gardening, revel in the delight of growth, and bask in the sunshine. Whether you have a sprawling garden or just a windowsill, there's a whole world waiting to be cultivated.


Remember, life is like a garden. Dig it, water it, and watch it flourish. And hey, if all else fails, at least you'll have a good excuse to rock that wide-brimmed hat anD go barefoot more!


Happy gardening, my friends!

XO

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