It’s a cold January afternoon–the rain has finally stopped for a few days, and here in Northern California, it’s green and bright light everywhere. It’s easy, stopping in the garden, to start thinking about spring. The seed catalogs have been arriving in the mail, and all the wide variety of things for growing stretch before me like a dream.
Our book is being printed now and will be ready for distribution in a few months. Thinking about it is a bit like looking at the green and wet hills of California, nascent with seeds and sprouts pressing to grow into the light. After such a long period of bringing the book into being, we anticipate its birth the way we anticipate the spring garden.
Thanks for signing on to the blog. We’ll be posting things every so often on the progress of the book, and the garden, and other things around the homestead.
If you’re in the temperate Northwest, now’s a great time to enjoy the abundance of water, weed the garden when you can, gather rainwater in barrels for use later in the season, and begin to dream about your plans for the coming year.
If you’re housebound because of snow, enjoy the inner peace of winter, and the canned goods of summer. Dream of the projects you’ll take on this coming year and share them with your family or friends as a way to signal your intention to take action.
Like very year, 2011 is precious, and it’s more important now than ever how we spend our time, and how we participate in dreaming the world into being.