For the last few years, I have marked the first of each month with a photo and posting about something that grows in my garden. I wrote about my big tree in 2008, in 2009 it was the hosta patch by the garage, and last year, I wrote about my apple and pear trees. This year, I will write about the clematis vine that I am training to grow on a trellis in my backyard.
I've written before that gardening is pleasing to me because it reminds me of the virtue of patience and the healing that time can bring. A day in the garden is always a good day. And on the first of the month for 2011 I will invite you to join me in the garden, where we can watch the clematis vine as it grows and climbs up the trellis.
life list projects, is clearly at rest. But things will change as the year unfolds. I'm looking forward to that.