Where are all the nasturtiums?

Last year the raised bed was overflowing with gorgeous orange and yellow faces and abundant greenery.

Exuberant in growth and impact, I couldn’t help but smile every time I passed by.

So, where are they now?

There was just a single flower tucked away at the side, even though hundreds of seed pods were left on the ground last year.

Yet brambles and honeysuckle that climbs through the trees along the green path have all been extraordinarily rampant this year.

I don’t know why – I’m not a gardener, nor a botanist.

Yet, I do know there is learning here.

This simple flower tells me I am not in control.

And by myself, all of my best efforts cannot produce growth.

Recognising and embracing that we are not in control is the only way we’re free enough to flow with what is emerging in our time.

Because stepping across this threshold means letting go of our rights and expectations. Our sense of who we are and what we can achieve.

Instead meeting each day with gratitude and grace, seeing the abundance around us and responding in the same manner. And yes, maybe learning a bit more about gardening.

All this from a single, blooming nasturtium.

Isn’t it beautiful?