Pennsylvania bridge

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

potted plant

Carpe Diem #1175 Theme Week Hafiz (1) potted plant

The feel of soil as the hand tool digs deeper is a release.  The tiny shells, sand and rocks along with the humus begin to break apart and loosen.  Turning the components of the soil brings a much needed breath of oxygen to the suffocating layers.  Add the bag of potting soil to further enrich the mixture. Holes are made and sprinkled with water.  The bedding plants are removed from the plastic containers.  Each is placed gingerly into the waiting holes.  Soil tamped around each infant plant and one more shower of water to finish off the planting.  A few of the plants are placed in pots.  Shape, texture and aroma help decide where each is placed.  The end of the planting brings a feeling of being one with nature. 

freshly turned soil
birds rush to upturned treasures
purple finch feasts

©  petra domina

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CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI

13 comments:

  1. I love the smell of freshly turned soil, Janice, and the way the birds gather is wonderful.

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    1. I came in to clean myself after playing in the dirt and looked out the door. There were birds everywhere!

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  2. Hari Om
    Right there with you - and the finch! YAM xx

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    1. I was able to get a picture of her, too. Computer going to the hospital this week so will soon be back on the powerful computer with the photo processing software. Woot! Namaste janice xx

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  3. Lovely Janice. I must go in the garden for a closeup assessment :) I'm excited!

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    1. It is so refreshing even if only a small area around our apartment patio.

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  4. Lovely Janice. I must go in the garden for a closeup assessment :) I'm excited!

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  5. I can see you doing all this and so carefully ... lovely Janice!

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    1. Thank you, Birgitta. I do enjoy playing in the dirt!

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  6. Welcome spring! Our soil is too muddy to turn over yet but i'm happy your finches found treasures :)

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    1. Yours will soon be dry enough for you I hope.

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