Last year I started a thing. Just for me, for now. Maybe it could become a global phenomenon, but right now I am only thinking of myself. Looking at my history it would seem last year I didn’t Make May Count very well, although I gave it a good push. May has 31 days and I only posted an update 13 times. Having said that I didn’t start making May count until the 5th and it was a new idea so I was feeling my way into something new.
The thing is May is a strange month. It is the waiting room before winter. Not quite cold enough but definitely not considered warm, judging by the meagre number of summer plants still lingering in the garden. As I have been removing plants as they come to an end, the garden is looking tidy and in control, so there isn’t a lot to be done. May has the potential to be that month that slips away unnoticed with nothing achieved and as a result become known as Melancholic May, bereft of joy and hope.
Well. I’m about to change that in my bubble. Today is the first day of May and intend to make it matter. I will find things to do. I will be productive. There will be change. However, at this point I’m not sure what they will be… but I’m confident I’ll think of something. There will be challenges, like not having the ability to just go out and get all the necessary supplies to support brainwaves of genius (that may or may not work) or wander the aisles of the garden centre or hardware store looking for inspiration to jump out at you. This month will not disappear without something to mark its presence.
Join me this month as I #MakeMayCount. It will be an adventure, although no promises it will be an exciting adventure.
Come again soon – I’m really not sure what will happen.
Sarah the Gardener : o)