6/04/2010

Garden Withdrawl

I've been out of town this week, and I'm really missing my garden. My fingernails look way too nice. I need some dirt under them again. And it's just doesn't feel right when I'm not smelly, sore, and really in need of a shower at the end of the day. Then there's the wondering about what I'm missing- wouldn't it be cool if I could Skype with my plants?

Like most young people, I once thought I would enjoy living in the excitement of the big city. But now I realize I can't even stand it for a week. Yes, there's some containers of beautiful flowers on the sidewalk and a fountain in the square, but it's just not the same as having my own little patch of dirt.

4 comments:

compost in my shoe said...

Just back in from a trip to Vancouver. I am amazed at the growth in a week and am glad to be back in the garden. The Cities are fun for a short while, but as you say, I miss the dirt under my fingernails!

Emma said...

I know exactly what you mean. We went on vacation for two weeks last month and my parents took care of my garden. It was nice to be away from the daily routine but after the two weeks it was great to be back in my garden.

Vetsy said...

Every time I leave town I yearn for my little garden.

I ponder about what's in bloom that was not when I left or what squirrel or Bug got the best of something..

but most of all I miss it and can't wait to return to it's embrace..

mkog said...

The garden is like an escape from the hectic world in which we all live. We as gardeners are lucky to have discovered the value of the garden, not just for the beauty, but for our sanity.