Sunday, February 18, 2007
My day to blog but had to add my garden surprises
I am so glad that I got motivated and not only went on a brisk walk today but also did some garden work. Seemed funny to work in my garden bundled up in a winter coat but I was able to get rid of a lot of debris and spread some mulch. The big surprise was out of the corner of my eye I saw a purple and blue splash of color. I thought it was going to be an exotic bird. Funny how half the time when I spy colorful birds I think they are going to be flowers but this time of year I had the opposite reaction. Turns out the crocuses in an area of my garden I haven't even looked at lately has started to bloom. It perked me right up. I'm not in a hurry for warm weather but I am ready for some color. It also felt great to be out and about. If I can make myself work a half hour or so in my garden, weather permitting, most days; it will all get done. My problem is I've always been the kind of person that likes to get a huge chunk done at once. In my twenties, I'd turn the soil over for my vegetable garden, before I had raised beds, by working 12 hours a day on the weekends. Even then I would end up with my hands getting totally beat up not to mention my back but it was worth it and I was young and recovered fast. I haven't been able to do that since I was in my mid 30s but I was able to work pretty long hours for several days in a row. What I need to master now is the 30 minutes of piece work where I don't even worry about doing a whole bed at a time. I can do a 1/4 of a bed or even just a tiny area and before I know it, those tiny areas will become a whole job done. For today, I am oh so happy to have spied my first blooms. Not bad for mid February and worth the little bit of work I got done.