Our control over life is very limited. Much of our “suffering” is attempting control events over which we have no authority. I am thinking now of rain and snow and weeds and garden pests for starters! Also, the deer which eat my azaleas, the turkeys who mess up my front stoop, the chipmunks that LOVE to eat our strawberries . . . I could go on and on! As we go into the New Year, we are attempting to relinquish our need to control. We are attempting to accept reality as it is in this very moment and to see our inter-connectedness with the Earth and the Universe. We will try to maintain this mindfulness as we garden throughout the 2019 Harvest Season! I am an Eternal Optimist. Here’s to a bountiful season ahead as weather-delayed cleanup of the past season continues.