Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Between Seasons

Posted by Bel
from Spiral Garden

In our garden, we are between seasons.  It started to cool off, but then a little more monsoon rain came along...  So what is meant to be Autumn isn't quite so.  Everything is a bit mixed around, the stone fruit seem to be shedding leaves, growing leaves and budding with pretty blossoms all at once!  The chickens don't know whether to go broody, moult, lay eggs or what!  Soon, the rain will pass and the cooler nights will set everything in order.

Like all transition times, I find the change between seasons a challenge.  This week, the children caught a cold, the long grass and weeds of summer still engulf the garden bed, the abundant tropical fruit and veg have slowed right down, and the temperate vegetables, citrus and other goodies aren't nearly in a glut yet!  We're putting jackets on, taking them off, having a day of dresses and sandals followed by another of boots and jeans.  Eating soup one night, salad the next...

But the blessings of seasonal transition are that we have time to adjust, time to use up what's left of the season leaving, time to make do.  We have to be aware of our surroundings and adapt, flow, accept.

What changes are you embracing right now?