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A Shadow of summers past from Cistus Nursery.
It's May 18, the day on which, 36 years ago, Mt. St. Helen's erupted and was changed forever. Life is about change. Seasons, years, the arbitrary segments into which we've pushed time, fly by. Nothing is permanent. Loved ones come and go, temporal beings that they/we are. The earth itself, which we think of as solid and still, is spinning, our ecosystem is in flux and the way we do things in our jobs is changing faster now than ever before; the blessing and bane of technology. In the midst of this, we long for stability, hold on to cherished memories and things, and, in our minds, make the past seem better than it might have really been. We are creatures of habit (ever change around the drawers and cupboards in your kitchen?) and love ritual. How comforting is the ancient practice of digging in the soil, planting a seed, watching our little bits of nature produce foliage, flowers and food. Is that one of the reasons we garden? Nah, it's just a fun pastime and we like looking at pretty stuff.