One afternoon


Just got back from taking kitchen swill to the compost bin, me and Fenway. He watched his fish friends in the pond, and almost caught a frog. Me, I sat in a folding stool, watching the clouds scudding aloft, passing clouded thoughts of all the miracles I saw today, and thanking God for treasures beyond measure and love brimming full. “Thank you God,” was all i could say.

Swallows were diving and swirling across the sky like spent bronze bullets, and the wind blew falling leaves their way so you couldn’t tell the two apart; swallow and leaf.

It was a rich moment. Next time, you come too.

About lifegrower

Peter V. Fossel has been gardening since he was nine, and has been an organic farmer for the last 20 years. His most recent book, “Organic Farming, Everything You Need to know” was published by Voyageur Press, Minneapolis, 2007. He’s written numerous gardening articles for Organic Gardening, Horticulture, Country Journal, Out Here, and American Profile among others. He was Gardens Manager for The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson in Tennessee before returning to Cape Cod to start his newest organic venture, Swan River Farm in Dennisport, MA.
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5 Responses to One afternoon

  1. Holly & Gerry Billings says:

    I love all your flurry of posts, Peter. thank you for writing them. Holly ps is the celery all gone? >

  2. Bonnie C. says:

    I can’t believe that you still have swallows around where you are! All of ours (Tree & Barn) left well over a month ago, & we’re in Virginia.

  3. lifegrower says:

    OOPS. I wrote that two months ago, and it failed to post.

  4. Bonnie C. says:

    Okay – that makes more sense now – lol!

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