Darby and Cyndar have many things in common – that’s what makes them friends. They also differ in many ways – that’s what makes for interesting conversation. They are different and they are alike. One thing is certain. They are not boring or dull. Whenever they are together there is always a debate about “things”. Things like, “is there such a thing as too much butter in a recipe”, or chocolate being its own food group, or is it worth it to drive all the way over to ‘here’ or ‘there’ to get a certain item or to do without. Child rearing, money, travel, exercise, work, fruit and vegetables, reading vs audio books, love the kids no matter what or is this a weed or a flower…
They may differ on any or all of these things, but weed vs flower is yet again, another debate that they may never solve. Ying vs Yang. Trash or treasure?
Darby and Cyndar love to garden. They love wildflowers in all colors and varieties. They love to cook with fresh herbs. They both garden with love and enthusiasm. While Cyndar talks to her plants and flowers to help them grow, Darby is dilligent and methodic about soil and fertilizer. They share plants – one has too many of one thing, it is given to the other, back and forth, all summer long. “Here you can have this.” and “Would you like to have some of this?” and “I grew this for you” and “This might look good there”. It is sharing. It is communication. It is a shared love of nature. It is a bond on multiple levels.
So, if you should see Darby and Cyndar out somewhere in an opesn field or each other’s yard, collecting seeds, just let them be. They love and appreciate this bond with nature. They love and appreciate this gift of flowers and friendship. The “seeds” they take are always regenerated. Cultivated. Nurished. Loved. Appreciated.
They are blessed.
Disclaimer: Be sure to check with authorities before you take seeds. Different national forests may rules and/or permits to take seeds. Always ask your neighbor first!!!