Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Seeds sprouting

Sometimes I forget that I've carefully planted some seeds - that is, until they brightly sprout. This morning I received this magazine in the post - the spring issue of Organic NZ.
And inside was this article that I sent them many months earlier. It's an excerpt from my latest book, 'Dancing with the Seasons', and includes photos taken at the bach last spring. You may have already seen some of them on my blog.
I've been feeling a bit jaded lately, what with this heavy cast on my left arm, not being able to drive or get out to the bach, and a touch of end-of-season flu. But seeing the sprouting of these seeds reminded me that when hard work has been put in, it does result in sprouting, greening and new life. And in turn, that cheers me up and brightens my day.
PS It's a great magazine. Here's the link if you want to check it out: http://nz.zinio.com/browse/publications/index.jsp;jsessionid=434CCA0C0D934BD84B4017B5CD303575.ns101-e01?prnt=cat1960018&productId=500609940&categoryId=cat1960078

6 comments:

Marilyn said...

How wonderful to see your article in print Juliet, I must have a look at the magazine.
I do hope that you won't have your cast on for very much longer and that the clouds roll over and allow some sun into your days.

juliet said...

Thank you Marilyn. The cast comes off next week - at last!

lifeonthecutoff said...

It is hard not to feel blue with a cast on and such sadness of late, Juliet. What a balm it must be to see the article and see the seeds you have planted begin to mature. Best wishes continue to float your way.

juliet said...

Thank you Penny. the cast is actually blue in colour!
I appreciate your kind thoughts.

Lynley said...

Thanks for the link to the magazine. I will see if our library holds it.

Your arm may feel like a tender new bud when the cast is removed. I hope all goes to plan and you are free of the weight of the cast next week.

Hilary said...

Hi Juliet .. I can imagine the inconvenience of your arm .. and just hope the cast comes off soon and all will then be well, after a week or two of exercise etc ..

Isn't that great - to get the magazine and to find therein one of your articles .. lovely surprise ..

I love horiticultural magazines and professional ones .. just need the time of day to read them all .. cheers - Hilary