Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Stuff That Grows

"There is no pleasure in life more importantly jubilant than seeing "stuff that grows"  every single day." - Me

So let's take a stroll about my own place to see what's growing there.

Our true discoveries come from the way stuff grows.

"And the day came 
when the risk to 
remain tight in a bud
 was more painful than
 the risk it took to blossom."
 - Anais Nin

A very sacred place, about my memorial garden for our beloved Lady, the sweetest, smartest human-like-dog that ever lived; there's stuff that grows right here where she would chase our pesky moles.

Like magic stuff that grows in corners where only gnomes roam.

From my greenhouse by seed or bulb, stuff that grows!

Outside herbs too!

Just two of four more new growths of Hosta plants.

Here's a bit of stuff growing inside one flower pot waiting to be stuffed!  Welcome volunteers, even if you're mostly weeds.

Notice how our oldie, but possible still lively, solar lights are patiently waiting to be repaired too?

Ah yes, can't forget to show a most vibrant tree that began as just a seedling blown in from who knows where.

Last but never ever least, are three adorable little human-seedlings, turned far too quickly into little growing-up-wonders.  Some stuff that grows we wish would linger....slowly..... with us, as long as possible.

So what stuff is growing in your neck of the woods?


Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

cute gnomes -Killroy

TexWisGirl said...

oh, those cutest little imps at the end. :) i like your memorial garden for your sweet pup. :)

RedPat said...

A thoroughly enjoyable post, Karen!

Tanya Breese said...

cute kids! we are only growing tomatoes, cucumbers and i planted some basil,...kept it small this year, but i do want to pick up a few more herbs!

Cloudia said...

you are a favorite in the magic corners, I can tell, K!

ALOHA from Honolulu,

Gail said...

Wonderful plants but the last picture is my favorite of "things that grow"

Carmi Levy said...

Hi Karen! I love how you take a theme and make it yours. There's always so much live and reverence in your photos. Thank you for your patience with Thematic. Thanks to you, I have the inspiration I need to get out with my camera and continue creating - and sharing - the moments that matter. Much more to come...

Elephant's Child said...

Love it all.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Beautiful moment at the end.

eileeninmd said...

I like that you have a memorial garden for your sweet fur-baby. The gnomes are cute and so are the human seedlings. Cute post. Have a happy day!

Bob Scotney said...

I get worried when I see people growing stuff deliberately when so much of ours seems to arrive by accident.

I seem to have a lot of woods around my neck that are just inviting me to go out with a camera all year round for a theme like this.

Your hostas have reminded me that ours are pot bound.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What a finishing shot! Love Mr. Gnome as always.

darlin said...

Karen I love this post and how you wrapped it up with your seedlings, they are so adorable! :-)

Wishing you a wonderful weekend! And I have similar things growing, and hope to one day have more seedlings to fill my home! :-)

Karen S. said...

Too cute Rusty Danny and Mason's sweet big pup is watching us from the window. He hates to be left behind. He's such a sweetie pie!

Gilly said...

Really great photos, Karen. Love the colour in that first one. And I do know the sadness when our beloved dogs have to go.

And those are great kids - yes, they grow up so quickly, you just have to remember to enjoy each day with them as it comes - they will be different tomorrow!!

DougPhoto2009 said...

Karen, great gnomes, Hosta, self-planting tree and terrific trio. Thanks for sharing.

Jeanie said...

Your unfolding iris is stunning and so, too, are the hostas and human seedlings. A tad envious that you already have greening tomatoes!