Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spring.....

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Spring is here even though the nights are still cold, the wood stove is still chugging along. Today felt like snow. I know we will have more rain..hence the "Growing Gills" time of year when I always feel as if I live in an aquarium. Beauty is all around us in the budding trees and the emerging flowers. It is time to start the vegetable garden and this coming year will be the first in a very long time for me to have chickens. I am so excited to get back to that. I also have some blueberries in the ground and they are big enough that we will have some wonderful harvests this year. Hooray for all of the home goodness.
I am also going to say goodbye to this little spot. Growing Gills is going to go gentle into that good night. There is so much to do now and I have not been a good shepherd of this spot lately. I will always be checking in to see how others are doing and keeping in touch. It has been such an adventure for me and I may in the future morph into something else. Who knows?
I do want to thank all who have stopped by and given encouragement and companionship. I appreciate it more that I can say. If you have been a reader who has never commented, I appreciate your readership too.I have been so fortunate to have met such wonderful people through this wee spot. It is a blessing that I do not take for granted or take lightly.
Happy Spring to all and may goodness, peace, comfort and love be yours.

Best

16 comments:

PG said...

Ellen! I am so sorry to hear that you are leaving...keep in touch, please!

furrybees said...

What a bounty to move towards - blueberries, vegie patches and chickens - sounds wonderful! Best wishes on your new adventures. Look forward to keeping in touch through "furrybees" hopefully.

maggiegracecreates said...

I do hope to know that you are around at MaggieGrace. I will miss you here.

Love and best wishes

heather jane said...

Your inspiring words and lovely photographs (especially Sunday walks) will be missed. I'm do glad I found you when I did...

Anonymous said...

Auntie E. Although I don't say much I do enjoy reading what you have to write.
Good luck on your up and coming garden and the little spring chickens.

henny said...

Oh, Ellen..I'll miss you here in this little spot. Hope your spring will be a wonderful new spot for you. and hope...(maybe)you'll be back here.

jacquie said...

i'll miss this little spot of cheerfulness and beauty...let's not lose touch.

jackie said...

Dear Sweet Ellen,
I'm wiping away a tear as I write this. I loved visiting you here, but trust that our connection will remain beyond this spot. It sounds like life outside of this space is so full for you right now and glad you are jumping into it. Chickens and blueberries, YES!! Take care Mom #2!

weebug said...

please stay in touch. i will miss your little bit of blogdom. you are such an inspriation.

Yolanda said...

I am so sorry you are leaving. I hope you will continue to stop by and vist me.

robyn said...

How did I miss this?! Sad that you are no longer blogging, but totally understand the need to live your life! And the gardening sounds like so much fun.

My blog address has changed if you ever feel like stopping by sometime: I'm now at www.pocoyayo.com

Love and hugs!

Balisha said...

Thankyou for your comment on my blog. I just came here...for the first time, and now you are leaving.Wish I had found you earlier. I'll read your past posts now. Thanks again and come back soon.

Crayons said...

Hi Ellen,
What a beautiful farewell.... or maybe just good-bye. I envy you your garden and your chicken. I've scarely been plugged into the Internet, partly for health problems, but also for loss of appetite for the mechanical and the impersonal.

Now I'm back, and now you are taking a break. Have fun.

Thank you for that raindrop post. I lifted my heavy heart today.

PG said...

Ellen! I got very excited when I read your lovely comment and thought you had started blogging again...but no. It is Really Good to hear from you though! :)

robyn said...

I miss you Ellen! I hope you're doing well! :D

jacquie said...

hi ellen,
i was simply thinking of you tonight...my laptop is in the shop and i think that's where your email address is...so i thought i'd try here...
hope all is well,
jacquie