I woke up thinking I don't know.
There wasn't even any question.
And then I put this picture here because I don't know who or what it is. And it doesn't matter.
First time growing nasturtiums. They like it here.
Some leftover moon/eclipse bits. Cobbled together, poof, a leaf. I like how a leaf and an eclipse might work together as a concept. I am not sure how...
Nasturtiums are so pretty !
Sometimes I feel better not knowing things, being kept in the dark has benefits.
Maybe we could redefine knowing
Not having to know is a thing I’m starting to appreciate more and more.
There is a kind of stillness in it, empty mind, isn’t it.
I love nasturtiums, the colours are so intense.
Not being around people takes the stress out of it.
Yes, it does!
I plant edible flowers…and then I can’t seem to eat them, they are too pretty, Yeesh…
And, I don’t know (a lot of things)…
I’ve been having the weirdest dreams.
yes about edibles!
And dreams have been a bit nightmarish lately
This post feels like a summer rain (a gentle one, not the crazy you’ve been having), thank you.
Crazy rain seem here to stay, at least for a while.
Nasturtiums are such a favourite. I use the leaves in pesto, as well as what everyone else has mentioned. Also, the whole plant, but especially the flowers, are a great antibiotic, when infused with garlic in cider vinegar.
A leaf and an eclipse has me pondering….
Oh, good to know. I planted so many.
Pondering is a great exercise in not knowing!
I am learning to revel in not knowing . . . here in Northern California our nasturtiums are quietly fading away . . . strong sunlight and baking temperatures are just not their thing . . . the riot of color a bevy of nasturtiums creates is soul-lifting! There are still a few brilliant reds, oranges and yellows to enjoy, and I do!
Yes, so much sadness in these extreme weather patterns
“I woke up thinking I don’t know. There wasn’t even any question.” This sounds so spacious to me.
I think I feel that.
Ah, the not knowing…relieves the pressure in some way…a letting go. We try to figure out what birds we are seeing and then, not as it doesn’t really matter to our enjoyment. That balance between curious-learning-relaxed-peace-filled. It’s a circle at times. xo
It can all flow together, as long as it keeps moving.
the little Being…a leafhopper. i love their Art Deco designs and…didn’t nasturtiums show up in that genre too?
i think so….
Oh, yes, I think so. Nature has such style…
Maybe not knowing (no-ing)is what makes room for guessing and yes-ing!❤️
P. S. Spell check really wanted me to say something else, but I think it is allowing this to stand for the moment.
As others have said, both the leaves and blossoms of nasturtiums are wonderful in salads, peppery taste and visually enticing against greens,and cucumbers. I’ve put the blossoms on sliced baguettes that have been slathered with brie. The soft creamy mellow taste of brie goes so well with the spicy taste of the blossoms and it is an astonishing beautiful appetizer. I’ve even pressed the blossoms and a few of the lovely round leaves into a round of goat cheese, another visual as well as tasty treat.
I love this!
Sounds delicious ! I must try it, I love brie.
Sometimes not knowing is knowing or at least I am declaring it so – ha!
sometimes not knowing is to be without the words…
I think knowing is wordless and beyond a certain point words are just a coverup for not knowing. Unnecessary, because not knowing is okay and when it is better to know, covering up is not going to help us learn.
I think you inspire nature to thrive wherever you are! 💚
I really need to witness how it happens.
love the perspective of looking up at the nasturtiums, like giant fairy umbrellas. what if not knowing is how we make ourselves small enough to behold the wonder of it all? x
Just call me Alice
a garden is a spell we cast within the world
I like that Mo…
I like that too 🙂
I think I must be casting a LOT of spells, hee hee hee
When we lived in Wyoming, everyone densely planted nasturtiums in window boxes to control box elder bugs. One day you’d have thick greenery and lots of color, and within a few days you’d have nothing but flowerless window boxes full of dead box elder bugs. It was the only way to keep them out of the vegetable gardens. Not sure what your bug is, but it’s not a box elder.
So I looked for an image, and yes, I have seen them here.
Yes the flowers are a peppery addition to a salad.
I will try tonight.
My nasturtiums seem to be on the way out here in the southeast. They seemed to like being next to the cucumber bush. I’ve seen the organic blossoms tossed in green salads.
Yes, that is what I had heard. I decided not to google it and learn from others…🙃
yes, mine are fading also– they aren’t fond of the high temps of our summers
I love their smell – do you know that the buds are edible when processed as capers
Oh I love to now know all these things I didn’t know. What if not knowing is simply the door to learning?
I love Nasturtiums, and was gifted a large number of seeds from a friend… just saw my first leaf appear this morning! Glorious color to come…
Yes, they are joyous, love hoe the rain drops are held by the leaves.
Nasturtium leaves are edible, too. Like a mild wasabi.
I think we need to be more okay with not knowing…but I also know that can be really hard. Nasturiums are fun to grow, I love their exuberance.
Just to witness can be knowing enough. I rember how mom used to sit and watch the birds…
They grow in the worst of conditions too.
If the soil is too rich they won’t have as many flowers, just lots of foliage. Also, the aphids love them which can be kind of yucky but a good hosing of water takes care of that! Or ladybugs…