Thursday, April 16, 2009

Beauty in the midst of Darkness

Today I received a report that almost everyone in my area lost their garden due to the hail that was brought by the tornado's. I was also made aware of that many lost there veggie gardens due to the onslaught of cold weather that sneaked in under the radar. I didn't have to deal with that, I guess the raised beds provided enough warmth to a strong root system that had a chance to establish. I must admit it's a bit disappointing to see the destruction of the garden that took place in one night. However, after conducting a brief inventory of the garden I came across bloom on one of my sugar snap peas. I am so elated. It's as if the plants have been reading my mind and hearing the debate between my wife and I on whether I should tear everything down and start over again. But just as soon as I started to head in that direction I get this beautiful bloom screaming at me and that "even though we may look bad we are still alive and we have a lot of work to do, so for gods sake give us a chance." And you know what I will. They took a really bad beating many vines have withered and leaves have fell off from vines being split in half. But I can sense a determination in the plants to grow. We wont walk out on them.


ChristyACB said...

Definitely don't go by looks. Haven't people been telling us that our whole lives..:)

I got side swiped by a tropical cyclone and then a huge nor'easter last year and my garden looked really bad. Tomatoes on the vine within a week. Those little guys don't give up easy!

ATW said...

BIG LOL!! Your sooo right