what gives me peace.


more than anything...
more than reading outside...
or having coffee by myself...
or knitting a few rows...
or taking my bicycle for a stroll...
or even baking a dozen cookies...



what puts my heart & mind at ease is digging into the dirt, planting little seedlings, pulling out weeds, shoveling compost...


listening to the birds chirp, feeling the cool breeze on my back, conversing with my husband as we prepare another bed...


i am finding that i know myself a bit more with each day in our garden, with each shovel full of mulch & every row of turnips planted. the little successes & the many failures are worth it because we're learning, we're stretching ourselves, we're growing.

love,
natalie

11 comments:

juillet said...

nature is beauty and you two are nature.

Barbara said...

This is so perfect. I started doing a little gardening last year and the joy in just trying it and learning was well worth it.
Your pictures are just lovely.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Oh, I love all of this too! Unfortunately, we've moved and...no more garden. Have fun. It's such a gratifying pursuit.

Tori said...

i love it all & you & Luke so much. I can't wait to be in the garden with you this weekend & make photographs, too! <3

kwhip said...

Luke's hat!

christine grace said...

lovely garden. can't wait to see what you two will harvest :)

onelonelyapricot said...

I love this post!

I wish you lived closer. I'm doing a documentary project on local food growers and it would be so fun to photograph your garden.

shari said...

gardening is the best. i wish we lived closer and could compare notes and share seeds.

Jamie Lee said...

Your are a beautiful woman, Natalie Noack Freeman!

abigail said...

Wonderful!
I have a community garden plot that opens this weekend and I can't wait to get my hands in the dirt.

ALFIE said...

seriously beautiful! isn't the earth amazing?? what an awesome way to be immediately peaceful and centered. thanks for sharing!

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