A dark dull patch of earth was all
And from my eyes fell many a tear
Ah me! one early morn I crept
When, lo, a tiny shoot appeared
It was more gorgeous than the King
I clapped my hands, I wept for joy,
O maiden fair! in saddened home,
I am a passionate gardener and seed-saver, who also enjoys playing the violin and accordion, running, spending time with my 4 golden retrievers, keeping chickens, photography, and reading.