flowers for friday ~ the dirt


here's the dirt ...

to get things growing ...


it begins with taking the overflowing compost bowl ...


tossed onto the mounds and mounds of composting matter ...


underneath are layers of leaves, grass clippings, veggie scraps, last summer's flower pot earth ...


rich in nourishing nutrients ... itty bitty micro-organisms ... and all round goodness ...


wonders of wonders how all this matter sits in a frozen mass throughout the winter ...

just waiting for the sun and warm spring airs to get it cooking ...

bringing it to life ...

teeming with earth worms ...

miraculously turning it into gold ...


black . moist . rich . deep earth smelling . gold dirt ...

to feed the seeds ...


to get them rooting ...


to bring us beauty ...

sigh.

i love mother nature.

for breathtakingly beautiful roses, slip over to rose notes where artist / gardener / photographer carolyn has one magnificent compost cooking ... in fact, i love her post on compost!

thanks to kim, who linked me to bloom, where camilla is interviewing carolyn ...

love abounds as we wait for the earth to stir ~

prairiegirl xo

16 comments:

Deidra said...

Just this weekend my husband mentioned it was time to start turning the compost again. It means spring is just around the corner!

Debra said...

Between these photos and todays warmer weather- I have a good case of spring fever!

Joyce said...

Spring is slowly waking up after a long winter. xo

Robin said...

PG you have a way with words...and photos. Wonderful~
xoxo

Debra said...

Hi~ Please check back with me on Tuesday 3/16 for a special little award.

Dana Cochran said...

Yes, it is time to turn the compost.
I have been doing some garden shopping this past weekend and now have a serious case of spring fever! :)
Beautiful photos!!

xo ~Dana

sinnlighet said...

Your blog ..... it's amazing and soooo inspiring. Nice to find you!

A small footprint from Agneta & Sweden

Ps. I have an ongoing jewelry contest on my blog. Welcome! Ds

Kim Klassen said...

oh pg, what a fabulous posting... how did i miss this...

your images totally make me long for spring.... and summer and flowers and warmth....

sigh...

♥kim

Camilla~ Bloom said...

What a beautiful post and images...it's amazing what mother nature provides us with. That soil looks so rich. I am so excited to start this year our compost is looking good this year.
Have a great tuesday.

ELK said...

each frame is a line of poetry with a camera . blessings as you follow the circle of life in the garden

Theresa said...

Beautifully put

Gigi said...

What a glorious (com)post. Only you could make a compost pile look this beautiful. You never cease to amaze me, my friend.

xo Gigi

S. Etole said...

nice series of a cycle ... a beautiful cycle

Christina said...

oh spring promises such beauty. i feel that here.
xo

rachel awes said...

what gorgeous pictures!
i found you in artful blogging today! all so beautiful!
i recently did a post
about inviting the prairie in (prairie bonding). :)
best & prettiest flowers to you. x

beth said...

thank you so much for your kind and supportive words....