Thursday, May 12, 2016

Chilcotin Holidays


Some of the best therapy money can buy doesn’t come close to the therapy of a greenhouse. When I walk in, the warm, moist air and earthy scent envelope me like stepping into an exotic rainforest. In such close quarters, it’s difficult not to be acutely aware of the silent, vibrant life around me. The sun that seeps through the leaves produces a warm green glow. Tomatoes, Basil, Strawberries, Peas; the variety of scents and shapes is easily appealing. To know that my dedication has allowed such an impressive community to exist is only one quarter of the therapy.

The first quarter of the feeling of well-being comes when the tiny seedlings first begin to peak above the soil. I always feel such contentment as I eagerly brush dirt and debris out of the way of the newly emerging seedlings. From this point on, every day I come to the greenhouse with expectant excitement, knowing that there will be noticeable differences in the size and number of seedlings. As they grow and morph into their species-specific characteristics, I watch like a proud parent seeing her kids grow up.

The third sense of therapy comes daily, when each day I water the plants. I usually end up talking to them too, but I would never tell anyone this! As crazy as it sounds, I almost feel the “delight” of the plants. I soak up the feeling like their roots soak up water.

Finally, the last sense of contentment comes when I harvest the fruits and vegetables. Life comes full circle; you get what you give.

Chilcotin Holidays

About Chilcotin Holidays

We are a licensed guide outfitter and we conduct guided wilderness adventures throughout our 5,000 square km operating area. This guide area has been operational since 1880, making it the oldest in British Columbia. More about us HERE.

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