|Sheltered by the Norway Spruce and warmed by the brick,|
the season's first Iris offer a bright sparkle of azure
on this grey, rainy day.
Then I will give you
rain in due season,
and the land
shall yield her increase...
Today we are experiencing a soft, gentle, on-and-off rain and more of the same is forecast for the week ahead. This is just the boost that my newly-planted seeds and seedlings needed. When the golden rays of the sun return and share their warmth with the soil, we should see our seedlings growing taller by the minute and our carrot, beans, and corn seeds breaking free of their earthly straight jackets and reaching eagerly toward the sky.