The First January Afternoon 2009
"January is the quietest month in the garden. - But just
because it looks quiet doesn't mean that nothing is happening.
The soil, open to the sky, absorbs the pure rainfall while
microorganisms convert tilled-under fodder into usable
nutrients for the next crop of plants. The feasting earthworms
tunnel along, aerating the soil and preparing it to welcome
the seed and bare roots to come."
- Rosalie Muller Wright, Editor of Sunset Magazine
photo 1/1-2009: grethe bachmann, Årslev Engsø