A Rainy Solstice - 2013
Two nights in a row we have had giant thunderstorms. Big ones, like wind gusts of up to 80 MPH BIG! It may be the icing on the cake to a very wet spring, and as I enter into summer on this rainy, windy, and overcast solstice, I can rest assured that the gardens have been well watered and are ready for some sun . We have seen enough rain in the last three months up here in Minnesota to pull us out of a significant drought. Last year there seemed to be drought of epic proportions throughout the world, and now I have heard about floods in India and Canada and many other places – the pendulum of nature now swings erratically and finds it hard in this new world of global climate change to find equilibrium.
While the world burns in ever growing forest fires, drowns in flash floods, and despairs in economic insecurity and social in-justice, our gardens grow. Through hard times and climate change, a garden well tended, even when faced with challenges, still can provide us with an abundance of sustenance, inspiration, and beauty. I want to show you a bit of that abundance, that which is growing and inspiring on one small half acre lot in the upper midwest of the U$A.
I went out with our camera today, and took a few photos of what has been happening on the homestead on the longest day of the year, 2013. Peace & Cheers …
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