I compost. I have for years. It’s a regular part of my kitchen sadhana.
There’s something about giving back to the Earth that I find very appealing and gratifying.
I may also love it because it always means surprises in my garden!
My green peppers are on the top left. My tomatoes are in the top right. My lemon balm is in the bottom right.
The mystery compost buds are right down the centre ~ any chance you recognize them?
As I went through my usual daily routine of watering, checking on, pruning and admiring my garden, I couldn’t help but see the connection between these wonderful green surprises in my garden and life itself.
I didn’t plan on these buds popping up.
I didn’t account for them taking up space in my garden.
Now I’m fully aware that ‘unaccounted for’ greenery in my garden is hardly a crisis ~ but that’s my point.
They are unexpected treats that I now get to tend to and enjoy.
They are sweet surprises that I will now get to check on each day while they grow into whatever it is they are meant to be.
They are a reminder that when you just enjoy something that you love, for what it is (in this case, gardening), life rewards you further by making it even better.
They are a reminder that not all unexpected surprises suck.