I have always loved gardening, even trying to make a greenhouse affair in the old interior cistern of our 125 year old house on Angel Hill – such a lovely name for a lovely place in TaylorsFalls, Minnesota.  Just as the Bible has used every stage of plant growth as analogy of some aspect of the spiritual life – Jesus’ parable of the Sower and Seed immediately comes to mind –I found this a delightful theme-park to meditate.