This is my friend Forest's garden. I found her deep in a cultivating fever yesterday when I stopped by to drop off her food. She'd rearranged and multiplied stands of her favorite plants, and showed me her work snaking behind the house into a private paradise. Despite what looked like hours of hard work, she was buzzing with energy, running on the same unstoppable force that pushes grass to grow inches in between blinks.
My eldest nephew Clark, about to turn three in a few weeks, was caught on candid camera singing Dolly Parton's "I am a Rainbow" after a quintessential spring wander with his grandmother picking dandelions, watching squirrels, and inspecting overwintered acorns. He too seemed fully rocking a spring mood.
Making my journey to Schenectady last night I listened to "I am a Rainbow" on repeat, chanting the lyrics alongside Dolly. It felt like a visualization, see the rainbow, be the rainbow, feel spring, be spring.
The opportunity to take in the glory of living is fully upon us, spirit food abounds. Flower love is everywhere and rain makes life grow! Forest is doing it, Clark is doing it, I am a rainbow, let's go!
New treats this week for your rainbow bodies. Roasted knotweed coconut chutney, wild seed bread, and chicken n' nettle acorn dumplings all offered up to keep to you connected and grounded to this vibrant life.
Carly lives and eats from a hilltop in Cummington, Massachsuetts and part time in Schenectady, NY.