A few years ago, when my "one little word" was SURPRISE, I made a little paving brick for my garden.
Even though I know it's out there in my herb garden, I'm always, well . . . surprised . . . when I discover it again as I put in my herbs for another season.
It's a great way to remind myself to always be open to the surprises that happen in the garden. . .
cilantro that seeds itself everywhere
toads that look just like dirt
weeds that actually throw seeds as you pull them
tarragon that made it through the winter
impatient robins who wait next to you for worms while you dig
what in the world THAT plant is
Good things, all. (Except those annoying seed-spewing weeds.)
I planted my herb garden yesterday.
And I'm really hoping NOT to be surprised by unpleasant weather-surprises.