All yesterday's talk about pure and natural and organic got me thinking about how difficult it is to connect with nature in the urban jungle we call home.
Watching my edible balcony grow every day gives me a joy and a sense of well-being that I get from few other activities. It's nurturing, it's meditative, it's restorative - it's life unfolding before your very eyes. It's also a good way to mark the passage of time... from day to night, winter to spring you realise time doesn't fly it ebbs and flows with grace and purpose.
Today I took a little more time than usual to look closely at my little green neighbours and realised what a wonder a simple leaf is. Not only is it the engine house for most plants' food production but its form and architecture are quite simply a thing of beauty. And without them, we couldn't survive on this planet.(and yes, I did remember to take my pills today...!)