EVERY THIRD DAWN, as soon as it’s light enough to see, I put on my boots and fill the seed bucket and head out to re-stock the birdfeeders, using the same footprints in the snow I used on the last roundtrip–just like in Andre Jordan‘s doodle. I always go the long way, leaving no trace of myself to mar the view; I love looking out at virgin snow. It won’t be long now, though, before the canvas is green. The last feeder trip or two, the first hints of a dawn chorus greeted me, where only a week ago, there was silence (other than that crazy flock of turkeys roosting at the garden’s edge, in the big trees). I love it here in Nowheresville; I’m glad to be the Lost Gardener.
andre jordan doodles
Cartoons and garden humor from British-born doodler and daydreamer Andre Jordan of A Beautiful Revolution [dot] com, who's now transplanted to America, created exclusively for A Way to Garden.
HOW EMBARRASSING TO BE ratted out to the authorities by your feline roommate, but that’s what’s happened: Jack couldn’t stand another moment of my incessant seed-shopping, and finally dialed 911. I’m not sure the officers understood the emergency till they arrived and saw my outfit. (Thanks, Andre Jordan, for making all my “issues” feel OK with the reassurance of your wacky-doodles.)
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON admonished us: “Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.” It is a good day when we get to express our faith by sowing seeds, no? Have you sown any yet this midwinter, with the coming garden in mind? (Thanks to Andre Jordan for today’s doodle.)
AS THOSE OF YOU GARDENING DUOS out there draw plans for the season ahead, are you figuring in a little wiggle room to your shared space, just in case? One of my favorite doodles by Andre Jordan raises the tricky issue of separate beds–the secret to a successful marriage, or a gauntlet thrown down as if at the start of a competition? (Extra good Andre news this week: Our favorite doodler is featured on Retro Renovation, where they took a look at his “Bohemian decay” home decor and his thriving vintage rug-and-more business. Go say hello!)