Are you ready? It's time for our 14th annual photo contest! Enter your best pictures of the year, for a chance to win a calendar and annual subscription here. Hurry! Deadline for entries is October 21.
What could be more hopeful than the process of planting a tiny seed in soil, watering and nurturing and then waiting for the green? On this eve of that awful day, six years ago, when our country sustained a grievous wound, thank you for reminding us that our gardens nurture us with hope, as we do them.