Plan, Prepare, and Protect = A Metaphor for Life

Cover and Care

Yesterday, Jordan and I raked leaves in our backyard to cover and care for our tulips bulbs!

Planting 100 Tulip Bulbs

A few weeks ago, before the leaves turned and the autumn chill was in the air, I was thrilled to plant 100 tulip bulbs in our pollinator gardens. There were spaces where the plants did not grow, which left room for the tulips.


Why am I thrilled about the tulip bulbs? There is a fence around each garden, so the dear, rabbits, squirrels and chipmunks can not feast upon my flower bulbs.


We enjoyed our team work of raking the leave, pushing them into the large yellow bucket, and then spreading the leaves of all differnt shapes and colors from the variety of trees in our backyard.
All our Brain Colors contributed to an enjoyable time together!
* Our Yelow Brains organized the piles of leaves together
* Our Blue Brains enjoyed our time together.
* Our Green Brains had a system for raking and spreading the leaves together.
* Our Orange Brains had fun together!

A Metaphor

We were preparing the gardens and protectig them for the winter. This gardening activity was a perfect metaphor for life.

Closing Thought

If you Plan, Prepare, and Protect what you have worked hard nurture and grow (your garden, family, business, and or your life) you will be able to enjoy the beauty of your labor. I know we will enjoy the colorful variety of tulips in our gardens next spring!

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  1. Gail Hillen on November 7, 2023 at 4:46 pm

    I’ll try this again… didn’t work before

    • sheila on December 12, 2023 at 4:57 pm

      Yes, I would give it another try. Your California climate is so different than ours, in Illinois!

  2. Suzette Elmzen on November 8, 2023 at 7:34 am

    Gardening can be hard work but it is so therapeutic. Tending to the vegetable and flower beds has always been my happy place.

    • sheila on December 12, 2023 at 4:55 pm

      I totally agree, my friend. Gardening is good for our heart and head!

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