With wrapping up daily life in PA, I missed out planting a spring garden in VA. I do however have my veggies in my "pot" garden on the deck. I worked in a few extra pots to plant some late flowers and replant some herbs.
In a old parsley pot I found a swallowtail caterpillar. It was a great opportunity to talk with the kids about how life changes and through those changes often we find new, more beautiful ways to live our lives. Yeah, I'm clever like that. Using our surroundings to teach lessons, making those moments count and reassuring the kids that life, no matter what form it takes, will be an amazing positive adventure. I think the kids bought it. And it made me feel better about things too.
We planted a lot of pots and planters while that little caterpillar munched on parsley. Now, just like our newly evolving life, I can't wait to see what grows!