Smaller Than They Appear

In all the change going on in the world at the moment, one of the benefits of being close to home constantly is that I have been able to take a step back and plan for the entire summer from a more grounded perspective. Having tried to plot out certain ideas over the years I always find myself two weeks late for this side project or just past the right time for that. The very first thing I noticed the local hardware store running low on was gardening equipment, way back in late March. I thought about it a little, had some ideas but I let it sit. I am always pushing my time a little too thin, even staying at home. But as the weeks rolled on I looked at the extra wood in the shed and wondered maybe. Then one of our local farms announced a seedling sale of their left overs. Synchronicity at play. An hour one Saturday to get the right mix of dirt and a few hours one Sunday between the nursery (the sale wasn’t as stocked as I had hoped) and building the bed and we had a vegetable garden. Every morning I am watering it with pride. All I needed was a little time. And then this morning I noticed two little tomatoes had formed on the end of a stalk. When I sat down to draw it I noticed there were actually a few more. I’ll take the small things any day.—Dominick

Comments (2)

  1. Veronica Lawlor

    LOVE the drawing AND the story! Victory Garden. 🙂

  2. Dominick

    Thank you Ronnie. More Victoria Garden to come!

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