Saturday, March 20, 2010

The "good" ache after gardening..

Freshly cut budding branches make for a good Easter Egg Tree...

The glorious sun
Stays in his course and plays the alchemist,
Turning with splendor of his precious eye
The meager cloddy earth to glittering gold.
William Shakespeare (sonnets)

What a glorious day of sunshine we had today in the Pacific Northwest.. I gardened happily for hours, enjoying the warmth on my back. Weeding, weeding and more weeding and planting sweet peas with Caelin's 10 year old daughter Kaleeya, who's gardening expertise is "watering." Its her very favorite thing to do, no matter what time of year, she's ALWAYS ready to grab the hose and water something!

So I weeded the spot where I thought the sweet peas should go, dug the little seedlings in and watched Kaleeya do her watering. She did a very careful job, understanding that a full on downpour would break the little stems, and that they needed a little stream close to the soil line. I'm very proud of her..., she can be my garden water fairy any time:)

After a couple more hours outside, I decided to call it a day (well actually my back did!) I peeled off my garden grime in the laundry room and jumped in a hot bath..., ahhhhhhhh... I ached in a good way, I felt good for getting the beds weeded and mulched. I get such great pleasure from completing work in the garden. I love to see individual mounds of weed free plants lovingly wrapped in chocolate brown mulch, watered, fed and put to bed.. paths swept.. ahhh, its been a good day.

1 comment:

Carol said...

Good to know someone is out there taking care of her garden, I felt instantly much better from the guilt of not doing what I should/could have done in mine. Strange psychology, isn't it?