Gar­den Delights

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - News - By Mary at Heritage Haven

Early this morn­ing I loos­ened the soil around some over­looked but won­der­fully fra­grant seedlings of au­then­tic, Greek Oregano at the north­ern end of the front ve­ran­dah. They had emerged un­ex­pect­edly amongst some old, gar­den, step­ping stones, where the sur­round­ing earth was sur­pris­ingly fine, yet warmed by the morn­ing sun. I had dis­carded my shoes and bur­rowed my bare toes into the freshly-turned, warm earth. The scent of real oregano was in­tox­i­cat­ing. As I worked, I dis­carded oc­ca­sional weeds into my old wheel­bar­row, and grad­u­ally, I even al­lowed my­self to consider the adventure of mak­ing my own, real pizza dough … one en­riched with my own tomato sauce, and sea­soned with au­then­tic, home­grown, Greek oregano leaves … soon, per­haps, very soon.

Much hap­pens in an old gar­den and too much can be over­looked, if one has­tens. Walk softly be­neath the trees in your gar­den, and lis­ten care­fully for the whis­per of birds.

In my gar­den this week, lit­tle brown thorn­bills, who mimic other birds and feast on small in­sects, de­lighted in find­ing at the south­ern end of our front ve­ran­dah the wa­ter­bowl for a few quick dips. “The earth delights to feel your bare feet and the wind longs to play with your hair” ~ Kahlil Gi­bran

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