It was especially enjoyable to re-walk amongst the trees we had once from simple beginnings spent many hours exploring when he was able only to carry his little legs a few steps at a time; and there's still something extremely peaceful and healing about this one particular path that first meanders along beneath a full canopy, and then upwards.. into the sky.
It was also helpful that this very purposeful encounter I had with nature had occurred amid the first season my grand intentions of growing organic vegetables had really materialised into something productive. So the last few months of last year that I had spent strategically digging numerous large holes in the front lawn, had had a greater purpose than simply the act of growing my own vegetables. It was the preparations for something bigger... or maybe something more devinely simplistic; the beginning of finding a natural balance between myself and the earth beneath and all around us.
Coincidentally, the effort and enthusiasm that began this project some weeks ago, that transformed my bare lawn into the garden it has become, has also started to evolve, and change, and grow... as have the plants in my garden, and, the fruits of their being..
And having spent the last few days picking form my garden the food that has fed and nourished the minds and bodies of my young lad and I, I'm really beginning to feel that swelling of a deeper enthusiasm, and the motivation to dig another large hole in my lawn...
But maybe I'll leave that till tomorrow, until I've finished enjoying the beauty in the offerings of today.