Any time a seed sprouts and sends up new shoots, it is exciting.


The onions have been up for a while, but somehow, I can’t get enthusiastic about them.


The calendula were put into soil less than a week ago, and they have popped up wonderfully.

But there is something about the first glimpse of a tomato seedling.

The very first tomato plant of the season

No matter how tiny, the first glimpse of green on a plant that will feed us opulently this year, is a miracle.  This calls for rejoicing.

This hint of green is better than any St. Patrick’s Day finery.

Blessed be.