Going to Seed

Yesterday I was strolling through Fish Creek Park, 19 kms of urban prairie and forest tucked neatly within the southern confines of Calgary, AB.  I am often in the park which is literally at my back door.  It is as familiar to me as an old lover, comfortable, familiar, but just a little different with each encounter.

The Ranche

This particular day I visited the Bow Valley area which is home to the restored Burns ranch house with an adjoining “native” garden. The garden is clearly a vision of man, however, pretty enough to host many a wedding on summer afternoons.  The ranch house has been restored and now is functioning as a superior restaurant specializing in local foods with a bit of a fusion twist.  If I am lucky, I get there about twice a year to dine.  If you get the opportunity, make a reservation for the main room, sit back and enjoy the experience.

It is apparent that autumn has truly arrived by the abundant amount of vegetation going to seed.  Millions of tiny capsules of potential were blowing about in the robust wind, nature lending her helping hand to repopulate the prairie land.

Blowin’ in the Wind

As humans, we share our thoughts, like seeds scattering in the wind.  Our thoughts and actions spread fruits of potential, landing often much further afield than we would ever believe.  Have you ever had something sprout in your garden you never planted?   With that thought I am encouraging myself to sow kindness, joy, tranquility.  What are you going to grow?

Prairie Song






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