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intuition – inspired

May 18th, 2010 at 11:18

In April a year ago I was looking for something to do with my time. Life events had changed my circumstances drastically and I was looking for an activity which would have purpose and meaning while being enjoyable. I started gardening, vegetable gardening to be precise.

It is a year later now and I am no longer a complete novice. I’m in my second year. I’m no longer gardening by trial and error, luck and intuition – well, not as much as last year. And I’m also thinking and looking back at what I did last year and try to repeat and better last years achievements. It was incredible, last year. We had tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach, carrots and more in abundance. And I hope to repeat what I achieved last year and add to it, too. So i do a lot of gardening now. And while you dig and drench and shovel and shear and pot and prune and hum and hammer and seed and set and try and tie you think about all sorts of things, the task at hand and life in general in particular.

I marvel at how nature does life, intuitively. How does a seed know when to stick it’s fragile new growth out of the husk of the body? And to stretch towards the light with it’s leaves and nudge it’s fragile new white roots towards the moist depths? Intuition? There is an inherent knowledge in all things growing. It’s in the genes. And I acknowledge the fact that I am a living being, too. So while I read some books and last years blog to check how I did things or learn new about pest control or consecutive sowing etc. I do have intuition, too. I realise that I as a matter of fact nearly do all of my gardening is seat of the pants. I follow intuition.

I think generally speaking as humans we think. And therefore we forget to let things happen intuitively. But I do when it comes to gardening. But that is nearly mostly always by accident. I just do without thinking. I just happen to be lucky enough that my partner in this case is nature. She sorts out the rest. Most plants grow – naturally. That’s what they do. I just do the digging etc and am rewarded with an incredible amount of activity. But nature does the rest, the growth, the bloom, the pollination, the ripening.

I haven’t been too active regarding the artistic route I’ve been taking since the beginning of the year. And I can’t take credit for what’s happening in my garden, really. It’s not me, it’s the plants that create – vegetables and fruit in this case. But I try to take some pictures.

Today I want to show you a collection of bloom I’ve captured over the last 3 weeks. For some of the photographs I used a very old Kodak 1.3 mega pixel camera -sorry about that. It’s all I had.

apple blossom



purple galore



pea blossom



weeping heart

I enjoy nature how it grows and blooms into life every year (nearly) regardless. It’s inspirational.

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2 Responses to “intuition – inspired”

  1. Amy Says:

    so much color and beauty! Wow.

    Intuition is interesting. As I create more and more art I find if I let go and allow my intuition to move the brush rather than my brain, the painting flows smoothly. It is when I try to control the brush that I struggle.

    Nature has always been a source of healing, of peace and of beauty for me. Nature has so much to teach us if we just open up.

  2. forward tumble Says:

    yes, very much so, letting the inner voice speak when I paint is what I call it… Hmm makes we want to paint again. I love your latest two paintings, Amy.

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