Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Peas Are Alive!

Okay, first off, sorry I'm late posting this. It's been one of those mornings. I'd tell you about it, but you don't want to know. Really.

But! More importantly, my peas are alive! Everyone cheer and let out the breath you didn't know you were holding. Why? Because this is monumental news. Really!

Every year I plant a garden because I love fresh produce. Tomatoes and cucumbers and summer squash. Mmmmmmm. Yum. But the most beloved and coveted bounty of the season is the fresh peas. Way more than yum. Peas and I are close. How close, you ask. I spend eleven months of the year drooling for them kind of close. Addiction may be the right word.

Anywho, peas need to be planted early because the don't do well in the heat of summer, so I planted mine several weeks ago. Several long weeks ago. Okay, it was almost a month.

And then it snowed. A lot. And then it rained. A lot. And my peas never came up. I went out and stared at the sodden dirt. I called to them, begging them to grow. I prayed that the excess moisture hadn't rotted them before they could even germinate. I begged some more. Nothing.

Then I mourned.

And guess what poked their little green heads above the dirt yesterday? My peas. Happy sighs abound.

Aren't they cute?

And they're little living miracles to remind me of the most important miracle of all. An empty tomb.

Happy Easter everyone.


Jenilyn Tolley said...

I LOVE fresh peas, but I can never get them to grow. Last year (or maybe two years ago--the dismal attempts have blurred together) we sprouted some inside and planted them in May. And it snowed within the week. What's with this weather? Snow one month and 100 degrees the next. Silly weather. Good luck with the peas!

Jonene Ficklin said...

Hooray! There's not much better than fresh peas - except for fresh peas in a white sauce over buttermilk biscuits. Mmmm, I'm drooling with you. So glad your peas made it!

Sandy said...

Peas are good. We've been working the soil here, too.Getting the ground ready is worth the effort.
Your seedling are adorable.
May all the blessings of Father in Heaven's bounty and new life be yours.
Happy Easter and much love.

Cherie said...

Hmm, yeah, trying to get excited about peas.
Spinach, arugula, radishes, those I could get excited about.
But, I know you'll overlook this fatal flaw because you love me so much.

LeishaMaw said...

Jenilyn, peas are the best,and the weather IS wacky.

Jolene, oooo and baby potatoes in the white sauce, too. Yummy.

Sandy, hugs and love right back at ya!

Cherie, I will overlook the fatal flaw. Even if it's hard. LOL.

Irene B. Gardner said...

Bless your little 'pea picking' heart. This was delightful. I didn't get any peas planted this year. :( However, my wonderful daffodils and other Easter flowers are radiant with colors, proud heads flung high for all to see.

Yes, I'm ecstatic over the bounty the Lord has given through the auspices of our Mother Nature.


The Huffies said...

Love the "pea" post - you are wonderful and might you share one or two peas with your visiting teachee? Love you!

LeishaMaw said...

Irene, I love daffies! They are like miniature suns and oh so very proud. :) Ahhh spring.

Carol, of course! And more than one or two cause I loves you right back.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post! And it gives me hope, because my peas haven't come up yet either. I planted them April 1, so is there still hope? I loved your analogy at the end. Thanks for the reminder. Happy Earth Day! Happy Easter!

(And great review of ENTWINED, too! I tried to comment on it earlier this week, but got denied. Darn it.)

LeishaMaw said...

Nikki, hope indeed! Keep praying over them.

And why can't blogger and wordpress just get along? Good grief.

Julie Daines said...

I love peas too and eat them like candy. Raw and sweet. Yumm!


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