Sadhvi Sez: Being in Love with Nature


I don’t know what is going on lately, but the more I try to keep up with what’s going on in the world, the more I find myself going inside.  It’s not that I don’t care about people and things that are newsworthy, it’s just that I think I’m at the point of screaming, “Uncle!”

Thankfully, Spring has arrived here.  Interestingly enough, the plant growth rate seems to be very rapid this year.  I mean, the mint just started to come up a week or so ago, and now it’s a foot high where I haven’t pinched any off for the rabbits.  Everything seems to be growing so quickly.  The cilantro that overwintered is bolting; the nettle is almost 3 feet high; the rhubarb is flowering already.  Hmmm.

While taking my evening walk with my dog tonight, I was aware that today is “Earth Day”.  I looked around at the green growth that was everywhere, and I felt so much joy.  Even though it was a busy day with work, I knew that this is the last week to plant poppy seeds, and I had saved some bachelor buttons from last year, the blue ones, and those needed to get in the ground.  Then I have to move a couple of rose plants that are spaced a bit too close together, and…then I smelled something that made me smile:  plum blossoms!  It’s such a unique smell that reminds me of the way my grandmother, Mabel Carter, who is long dead, used to smell.  Then I needed to get some compost and when I rounded the corner, I smelled the sweet shrub that had opened drifting in the air, just like a ripe melon!


So yes, the world will go on getting more and more insane.  That’s fine.  I am drawing a line in the ground: I am going to start to feed Sadhvi what she likes.  It’s time.  Funny when I opened the mailbox and saw that my TIME magazine subscription was about to run out, you know what, I tore it in half and threw it in the trash on my way to feed and water the chickens.


“When the world wearies and society ceases to satisfy, there is always the garden.” 
Minnie Aumonier


About Sadhvi

Sadhvi's trying to find the balance in life over 50 without having any surgery, taking any pills, or killing anyone. She doesn't want to look or feel the way she felt when she was 20 or 30. Trusting that everything is really OK unless you think about it helps her make it through each day. Also realizing that nothing can be done, and, that nothing matters really helps. Gardening (and weeding), poppies and flowers, painting on things, baking, and sharing on Oops50 helps to make it all right too.

9 thoughts on “Sadhvi Sez: Being in Love with Nature

  1. How true this is Sadhvi – I too threw out my renewal for AARP and 2 others. Time for me to go out and smell my Jasmine that is in full bloom!

  2. @Sharon: I feel like we are close…I read your posts, you and I think alike…funny how I am trying to paint or write a letter or plant something in the morning as a ritual that I want to keep. And that came from your suggestion! Thank You!

  3. @Ramapada: Yes, it is the “Chicken Hilton”…Sakshi always tells me they really have it made, but as all children, it’s never enough. Hey, thanks for the book tip, I will go the the library and get it to read. I’ve been making milk kefir for the hens since I cannot that much of it…I think it’s a good source of something…probiotics? for them.
    LOL = Lots of Love!

  4. Well said Cousin! While reading your post I could almost feel myself walking through your garden. I can tell it’s a happy place!

  5. Hi Sadhvi..The Chicken Hilton has a ‘tibetian look’, nice. The chickens will be more compassionate and lay better. I’m into the chickens in a new way. I just now came from the library and got Alice Walker’s book The Chicken Chronicles. It’s fall here in New Zealand. Beautiful and clear…

  6. Sadhvi,

    Time is the gift we all need to give ourselves and I don’t mean the magazine. I love your musings about life & nature & I look forward to beautiful moments in time that we will get to savor together.
    Happy Spring!

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