Monday, May 07, 2007
The Family Tree
This weekend we were blessed with a new family member. None other than... a tree.
I don't know what it is about plants that my husband goes so crazy for, but he will research through an almanac, hunt through various stores, smell, sniff and then, only then, will he take one home.
Then he surveys.
Then he digs.
Then he plants.
If he's lucky, little rugrats will help. Or big rug rats will make fun of him.
I try to see the spiritual side of gardening - the growth, the roots, the tilling, the beauty. But truth be told? The roots I love to plant are with words. My queries are my flowers these days. And so I water. I wait for the right temperature to strike, I talk to them lovingly, then I send them off. Today was a big day in the garden for me - let's hope I get big bulbs from it soon!
Meanwhile, I can't say I hate trees. I like them. From a distance. Fifty floors up from a Central Park highrise. A lush apartment full of prints of, what else? Trees.
Did any of you gain any new family members this weekend?