Friday, April 25, 2008

Beds of Sweet Soil




I almost didn't make an entry today then I happened to come across a blog by a man in Korea that inspired me to make the effort. He posted a collection of photographs that he took in a museum for wooden figures, and they were charming, colorful, whimsical and 'glad.'
His post just prior to that contained photos of cherry blossoms, of a tree that looked so much like my own Kwanzan cherry that it must be the same or closely related. The wonderful thing about this is that my own tree is just beginning to blossom. It is perhaps a week behind the one in Korea.
There was something about these shared images that made me feel close to this guy. He loves color and shape and seasons, and I love those, too.
He has posted some pictures of a girl, his 'urban fairy' as he called her, and I wonder if it is his girlfriend or wife or lover. I hope it is. She looked happy, and the pictures he took of her are lovely. It's nearly impossible to love life most of the time. This guy, though, he's loving life. I'm glad someone is happy.
Here is my vegetable garden (I cheat and plant flowers here, too.), laid out for the coming year. It doesn't look like much now, no chunky fruits or vibrant flowers, no butterflies and bees. To me, though, it is extremely satisfying. The beds are laid out as I want them and they are each filled with fresh, rich soil. Gawds, the dirt is so sweet you could eat it! There are already seeds in rows and little flags to mark their places and a few plants with stakes. The lettuce planted last fall is run amuck, and I am making salads from it as fast as we can eat it. Perennials, like Helianthus tuberosus, iris, lamb's ear, tigerlily, purple coneflower, garlic, parsley and oregano are just beginning to shoot up or are already growing strong. With a good eye, you can spot them all in the photos.
I hope someone enjoys these photos at least a little as much as I do. I hope that.

2 comments:

Pete Rahon said...

dear morningangel,

angel blessings to thee! such an affirming way to describe the fotos I have taken. To make it more romantic I associate Vivaldi's music to the seasons here in Gwangju. I am from the tropics sunshine and beaches abound but has always appreciated Vivaldi and now I can relate to his wonderful music with the wonder of the experience of different seasons, its color, texture, smell, feel, music-twitterings of birds spring mating...

Korea is a wonderful place we have so many North Americans here (US and Canadian) English teachers. The politics is conservative but the president is very Amrican friendly.

I admire that you are growing your own cherry and what a nice garden you got. It is a dream project for me when I settle down, a garden to tend and be grateful of its bounty, a shade of tree to read books under its canopy, a rustic life free of the pressure of a busy city - my ideal idyllic life

oh the lady, hmmm....
she was unaware I am taking her fotos from a distance - candid foto is what I really like to take it has a different charm unlike those when the person photographed is posing for you. That is why I really like taking fotos of nature especially of trees, no pretensions, just natural and majestic.

it seems you put your blog to an adult content, keep blogging and we need to inspire other bloggers who do make sense in the blogosphere.

good wishes,
pete

Morningangel said...

I have my blog set to warn about objectionable material because my artwork sometimes portrays nudes. I don't know that I WILL post nudes, but I might. Obviously, I don't think nudes are 'objectionable' but you never know what people will think.

Thank you for your comment. I'm glad to know about the lady in your photo. The pictures of her veiled behind the fountain are so pretty, and you really captured her enjoyment of the day and the flowers.