Wednesday, July 4, 2012
One of the things that we did on the weekend was to make a trip to Stamp River. We’ve flown over this “little patch” of river many times .. but it was only when we drove to this BC Park & Campground and wandered along the pathway of this turbulent bit of water ..that we could really appreciate the magnificence of the raw power of the rushing waters and the salmon run.
This year was a record for the Chinook .. they were so thick in numbers, you could almost walk along the surface of them. Of course, I’m kidding .. .but there were millions of them.
Nothing equals the raw power of the sounds of the thundering movement of the river as it wends it’s way along. And really, really .. the spectacular sight of the salmon intent on getting back to their spawning grounds. Being true to their being. Awesome.
The sheer numbers and their sole focus was absolutely humbling in every way. Who are we mere mortals, struggling along in our daily lives, filled with all sorts of meaningless activities … besides the basic instincts of wild animals simply living their live as nature intended.
We spent some time along the river. Speechless with the view of such power .. words weren’t necessary .. .
If you’ve ever spent time at such a place, then you will know the atmosphere of which I speak. The raw power and absolute majesty of the nature fully alive was very powerful and fully inspirational.
What things can I not do, with the energy of this sight embedded in my heart?
So .. I took away with me a fully recharged energizing enthusiasm … it felt good to be thus renergized. From nature.
Twas a great day.
And now .. out to the garden.
I’ve been going through my seed packet supply .. it’s quite sizeable. Seeds going back to 1990.
So I did a little experiment. I soaked 3 packages of tomato varieties .. in EM . .. then placed them in seeding cells. I know that it is July and some of the seeds, if they do germinate, might not attain a ripe red stage. But .. I just had to try!.
The I found some Calendula and poppy seeds .. so I just scattered handfuls around the back yard. These I know will soon germinate and blossom .. adding more colour to the yard.
My lovely garlic is nearing the harvesting stage. Seems only a few months ago I was carefully reshaping a patch of the garden, lovingly placing the cloves in little rows. Feeding them EM and seaweed. Soon, gulp, I will discover if the bulbs will be large or if all the goodness has gone to the stalks. Well .. there is always next year.
And if I keep the sight of the salmon in my mind’s eye .. well then .. I’ll just keep on trying and trying till I attain a giant crop of garlic.
I’m already planning a shift change for next years garden .. but for now … I’ll just enjoy this one.