The Joy of Gardening

Joy of GardeningIn the middle of May, I attended a Creative Aging Symposium put on by The Creative Aging Society of Calgary and the breakout sessions were diverse in nature  – gardening, choral singing, collage-making.   It was a celebration of the different forms creative expression can take.  So while this site is primarily dedicated to the love of the fibre arts – I wanted to acknowledge that creativity can be about so many things.

Over the last few weeks, I have turned my attention to our garden.   I took the advice of the landscaper and my daughter’s teacher and with no previous gardening experience, we “threw in some seeds and plants” and started watering away.   We also picked out flowers to pot and worked on putting our arrangements together.   What a joyful activity to do with the kids!  When we got our first zucchini flower, the first beans and carrot sprigs sprouting, the joy and awe we collectively felt was indescribable.   There is a connection to the earth and nature.

I hope to use the colours and the beauty the garden brings as inspiration for a future knitting project.   May you also find joy in nature!