A wild flower spring bouquet found on walk around the shore and woods signifies all of this, the beauty, the new growth, natures bounty.
Now, of course we can easily forget about all that. Food of infinite types and varieties is available all year round we needn’t concern ourselves with how, when and by whom they are grown.
In fact we hardly need concern ourselves with which season we are in anymore.
Many of us are often more concerned about what the weather is doing from a very selfish point of view, summer sun is for us, rain interferes with our plans. Thoughts of what crops might need it are simply not there any more.
Of course this is not true for all, but for many and even if we grow some fruit and vegetables the imperative of spring and this time of year have gone. If all else fails, we believe, we can still get food whether we grow it or not, we no longer live or die by the seasons and what they bring.
I think this is a loss. It’s loss of connection with reality, who and what we are as creatures of planet earth. We have been disconnected by our outsourcing of our food production to some distant place and people we never see far less know. Someone somewhere is doing all that for us; worrying about getting seeds planted, crops in the ground , watering them and nurturing them through to fruition FOR US.