you can almost see the cells multiply


Well… here goes.


I felt for some reason that I would be able to find something useful to say here…please bear with me.


I planted some Gladioli back in the spring.  After the bulbs were in the ground and covered with mulch, I waited for what seemed like forever: weeks and weeks before I saw a single green shoot peek up out of the ground.  I second-guessed myself about how deep I planted them, if they would get enough sun, if they were sheltered enough, etc. etc.  I had to resist the very strong urge to dig one up and disturb it just to see if it was doing anything under there.


Every single bulb I planted grew and bloomed beautifully by the way.  I somehow found the patience to leave them be and do their thing.


I learned that the bulbs actually take that time to gather nutrients from the surrounding soil and strengthen themselves for the growing season.  It is a crucial part of their development that cannot be hurried along.


I like to think that I have been absorbing nutrients for many years and preparing to sprout…but in reality my bulb has used much energy in protecting itself from the toxins in the soil, and has been forced to send fine root hairs far through the earth to find nutrition.  Lately I have found the greatest source of nutrition at Thulean Perspective.


I can just begin to see the light of day…


7 responses

  1. Effortism

    Is that background photo was taken from your garden and is it somehow near the shores?

    October 29, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    • Actually, I took that photo in Hvaler, Norway when I was there in 2011! I went hiking up on the rocks on one of the islands there, it was really beautiful 🙂

      October 29, 2013 at 9:30 pm

  2. We miss your posts. Any chance of an update?

    November 14, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    • Thank you, and yes! I’m actually working on something right now. The research kind of snowballed and now I have so much material it became bigger than I had originally planned.. I hope to publish in the next 7 days 🙂

      November 14, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      • That’s great to hear. I’ll be patient then 🙂

        November 14, 2014 at 12:18 pm

  3. Hey guys…and JLORIK! how you doin lady…notifications pups up..nd dicided to come to salute…hope u doing great..

    November 14, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    • Doing much better than at the time of the “Sorrows” post, that’s for sure 🙂

      November 14, 2014 at 3:07 pm

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