I haven’t had a cosy Sunday morning in the longest time.
So when I awoke to the sound of rain lashing against my apartment windows and a howling wind rattling the doors, I knew it was time to slow down and take a moment to breathe.
I’m currently snuggled underneath a blanket on my sofa, listening to the storm rage outside and dreaming of sunny spring days spent in the vegetable patch.
I’ve never been a fan of the warmer months, but since we began growing our own produce last year I’ve been waiting impatiently for the sunshine to arrive. It’s almost time to begin preparing our little patch for sowing and planting, so I decided to pull together a few of my favourite vegetable harvest photographs to get those creative juices flowing.
As a result, I’m feeling all kinds of inspired right now.
There’s something so satisfying about growing your own food – unearthing a perfectly-formed beetroot amongst the dirt, plucking ruby-red tomatoes from the vine and gathering an armful of leafy greens straight from the garden.
I can’t wait to get back into the vegetable patch. But as much as I long for those sunny spring days, I also take comfort in the storm currently swirling around my home and inside my heart.
Sometimes we need to take a cue from nature – slowing down and hibernating when things get tough, safe in the knowledge that we will eventually burst into life once again.
After all, nothing blooms all year round.