Meanwhile back at the ranch…episode 15

The conversation was good, if a bit one-sided.  The orchard spoke – I listened.  Everything is stressed from lack of rain – lemon trees,  stone fruit trees, berry vines, rhubarb……

LIFE LESSONS FROM THE ORCHARD IN DROUGHT:

in times of stress plant yourself among nurturing friends – they feed you and protect you

the nasturtiums among the fallen leaves protecting their roots from the drying sun

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plan for the future, even if it is uncertain

sustain the important – water the rhubarb enough to weather the drought

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be generous to, and help others

share the pomegranates with bird and insect

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prune dead wood for the health of the whole

release that which no longer serves you well

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explore new opportunities

poppies usually flourishing in the winter sun, now find comfort in a bit of shade

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embrace the seasons of life even if they come out of sequence and in unexpected ways

enjoy peach blossoms in January

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seek beauty

the bare ground in a weedless orchard

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the vibrant color of ripe limes fallen early from the tree

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mushrooms petrified by hot dry days

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beauty is everywhere…

3 Comments

Filed under Exteriors, Garden, Inspiration, Seasons

3 responses to “Meanwhile back at the ranch…episode 15

  1. moved by this
    poignant beauty!

  2. Karen Blake

    No truer words…..all we have to do is look!

  3. Anna Abbey

    Nature inspires and teaches us- and you are a beautiful part of nature!

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