Earth can be the world as a whole or the ground that we walk on. I have little control of the earth, the world but I can be creative on the little bit of earth in my front and back yard.
It is the last week the December and 2007 will be a time of the past soon. Huge banks of snow flank the driveway here and keep me from getting the large rolls of hay to the horses and the most pressing image on my mind is going to the garden and getting my hands into the earth.
I can only remember the gardens of the past, because this year has been too difficult to plant. The coming year, 2008 will be different. I will have flowers circling the house once again with delphiniums reaching over the roof and scarlet runners twining up the poles and running across the electric lines.
I may not see any roses or lilacs this year, but it is certain that they will return in the coming years. This past year they suffered badly because the horses were and still are paddocked in the flowering area and it is true that many plants will not come back, but the roses and lilacs will. The horses will be moved at the first sign of spring, to the Inside Ridge, where the beach will be accessible for riding, leaving the flower gardens ready to be replanted, redesigned.
The gardens will be better then ever.