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.


King (Kathie) said...


Wow! What beautiful blooms. Spring has sprung. :)

Yup, the new normal. Thirty minutes of piece work and it will get done. It will probably be a lot more fun, too. I know, I know, I like to push, too, but sometimes we just can't anymore.


Stay Strong


Anonymous said...

“I’m willing,” responded little white crocus. “I want nothing so much as to help make the world beautiful and tell people the Spring has come, so let us send round a crocus murmur to all the flower -beds, parks and gardens in the big city; then they will know it is time to wake up and bloom.”

from "A Crocus Story" 1905 Henry Altemus Co.

Thanks for making the world more beautiful... enjoy your garden and your walks, my friend.