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Today I Love Spontaneous Gardens

flowers in the lawn
Mother Nature’s gardening

Today I love spontaneous gardens that flourish in surprise spaces. I love that there is only really one garden and it is usually called earth, that our cities and other fixtures are really just garden paths, garden furniture, gazebos and potting sheds, and what we call gardens are just us trying to organize little parts of this big, wondrous spherical plot. I love that this analogy makes the oceans, lakes, rivers and streams all water features and the mountains and hills become raised beds with rock borders. I love that we think we are the gardeners, but we are most likely just weeds that need pulling or over planted root veggies that need thinning out, like radishes, carrots or beets. I love that today is such a wonderfully warm and soft day and we are starting to take on our little section of this global garden. I love that we have started plants and that we will be planting more, that there are plans for new beds and raised veggy patches and some encouragement and even seeding of wild flowers here and there between the house and the cottage area. I love that I can’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t at least cognizant of the things that grow around me if not actively engaged in causing and encouraging their growth and location choices.

Today I love that there is a whole mess of leftovers and that we’ll be working on organizing them into proper meals for the rest of the week. I love that the children in our neighborhood have already started to find their way around the new season outdoors here and I can hear them hollering and calling to each other’s spirits as they inform the world that they are outside and happy to be running wild through their own respective back yards. I love that my spirit is running with them and my heart is bursting with the joy of remembering being young and free in spring. I love that being free is more a product of not knowing what borders there are out there to hold you in, not being able to extend yourself to the point where your restraints make themselves known.

Today I love cold cereal breakfasts. I love leftover doughnuts. I love Canadian Health Care and the way it is working for people I know right now. I love when friends are on their way to visit. I love that my house will be ready for them when they get here.

Today I love drinking coffee on the front porch while spontaneous gardens bloom around me.

Today I Love Spontaneous Gardens

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live on the traditional lands of the Chippewas of Nawash in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or 7 generations and my First Nations friend's families go back hundreds of generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I am a freelance writer and I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about living with ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

email me at ADHD Man

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Babcock, K. (2019). Today I Love Spontaneous Gardens. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 14, 2020, from


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