…a garden at rest

Mia Fioravanti2 Comments

My garden has been designed by B. Wilson and he also helps me maintain it…he is brilliant... if you need an organic, permaculture, biodynamic gardener….he is your guy!

Yesterday I was sweeping up the last of the leaves, pushing them into the garden beds so those fallen leaves will decompose and help create healthy soil for next year's growth. The straw has been layered on top of the old and everything feels cosy and protected from the winter months and cold that we are already experiencing here in Seattle. As I finished I thought about this as metaphor for a life. The life cycle of a garden is very similar to our own human cycle. This year has been a whirlwind of activity for me and a lot of growth has happened. A lot of understanding of process, getting organized in the physical and mental. Completing conversations with self and acting on them. It has been great to say the least and very difficult and challenging…wouldn't have it any other way. 

The next 30 days are going to be very busy for me…I have four shows coming up, I am teaching a block of art to 5th graders and keeping my studio/store in motion. I have a busy life, and I also recognize the need to put it all to rest for a bit so I can go deep into my roots and regenerate for the coming year…That is what this time of year is all about I think...

So looking at my garden at rest out my front window is not to see a garden dead, but rather a deeply active working going on beneath the surface... very actively alive, only we can't see it..but we can feel it if we listen closely...

Stay tuned…and enjoy.