Now that we are solidly in May and the rain has let up, I’ve been back to working in the garden. The green shoots have become big enough so I now know which is a weed and which is a perennial that I had planted last year. The photos that have been uploaded are my little gardens that I have been cultivating for a few years now. Essentially, my goal from the start has been to create many small perennial gardens where I would eventually be able to just add some annual plants for additional color and that’s it. I’m still a ways from achieving it but I think that these pictures show some movement towards my goal. Between writing, gardening and cooking, I have found three passions that occupy my mind, my imagination, my need to move and create, and each of them provide me with ways of releasing stress and finding peace.