I love sowing seeds because of the feeling of anticipation that goes with it. I enjoy watching the process of growth. As I do, I also cultivate my heart to be hopeful and patient. Well, the whole process of gardening makes my heart glad.
I don't know what is it in gardening that makes my heart fall in love with it. Perhaps because it runs in the blood. My great, great, great grandparents were created in the garden because their Maker knew so well that it would be the place where they are most satisfied and would be drawn closest to Himself.
If you look closely to the picture on the right, you'll notice that I was showing my students the different parts of a plant. So even in my classroom, as I sow seeds of knowledge, the gardener in me is still at work!
I wonder what kind of men these boys in my class would become? So while I can, I sow seeds of knowledge and keep that hope in my heart that these knowledge will grow into wisdom once applied in their lives.
In my previous post, I shared about my visit to my friend's farm. They have mulberry trees bearing fruit which is delightful to butterflies and birds. So I brought home a few cuttings (twigs about 5 inches long) and planted them on a pot.
Here it is after 2 months of waiting! Yesterday, I transplanted 2 surviving cuttings into one big pot and put it on the side of our terrace. I can already see a fruitful bush regularly visited by butterflies and birds.
Speaking of birds, I want to show you the new residents in my garden: Lemon and Lime, the seed-eaters. They're caged :( but they are placed under a pomegranate tree so at least it feels like a natural habitat for them.
( This is my entry for Camera Critters and Mellow Yellow. )
I guess, aside from being a gardener and a teacher, I'm more of a mother farming in the hearts of my children.
Before the seed there comes the thought of bloom.
- E. B. White
- E. B. White
Special thanks to Lori for hosting Friday FarmGirl@Heart.