When I go into the garden with a spade,

and dig a bed,

I feel such an exhilaration

and health that I discover that I have been defrauding myself

all this time

in letting others do for me

what I should have done with my own hands.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Last year, no mulberries, this year, a full load.

I heart this little tree, it is full, full..of…


Last year, no peaches, this year, a tree full.

And another day tucks itself in at Bessie.