Thursday, June 22, 2006

My Green Fingers.

I was awestruck by Yawning Lion's fantastic post today over at Feh-Muh-Nist. She talked about her imagined garden and how bare and dry it seemed, with its unwanted electric fence. She talked of relationships and memories, and the delights of summer. She talked about taking down the walls that keep us in and others out. She is getting the hard work done. It was a delight to read. In honour of that delicious post I am showing you my good garden.

Everything within the fences has been begged, borrowed or stolen. I try not to spend money on plants if I can help it. I go to my garden when I need some rest or some energy; I do the work that needs doing and it refreshes me. It is not the garden of my dreams, but it is close! My metaphorical (feminist) garden is sometimes way behind in development and is often wanting for water and nourishment, but I'm working on it!

PS: Ignore the washing lines!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

It's Here!!

I have been waiting for today, excited to join in with Feminist First's challenge to blog for the women who support us. I had a hard time deciding on my "woman" (maybe this should be a monthly thing?!) but today this is for Alison.

I am honoured to have had the opportunity to share my story with you. You listened and talked, always nurturing me and never judging. You pointed out new pathways when I felt lost and stumbly; you helped me read my own map! I am grateful to you for your loving, strong, ferocious support. I am encouraged by your very existence! Today I am dedicating this blog to you and the work that you do.