I guess I've taken another sabbatical from posting. Habits are strange things, and I some how got out of the habit of both posting and browsing. I can blame the garden for part of the change. Each year, I have a desire to change things, and each year, I also have to rework mistakes. There are the bricks lining the beds that I'm digging up, adding sand, and then replacing. Ugh. These activities are harder than they used to be, and I'm slower at getting them done.
When I drag my aching back in, books call me, and the prospect of relaxing and reading is too much to resist.
I love the ferns, their texture, and the color of new growth and the unfurling of the spirals!
We've had a rainy spring, and on those days, I tend to catch up on mail.
I love pretty gardens but yes, once you get to a certain age or have back issues, it can be less fun. I loved the last picture about Legos and Jacks - Jacks was so much fun as a child but OUCH if stepped on barefoot.ReplyDelete
I loved Jacks, but they were certainly dangerous! Legos can be painful, but Jacks could penetrate a foot!Delete
I tend to overdue it when I have gardening projects. I always tell myself to just work for one or two hours and before I know it, the afternoon has disappeared. I mainly do a lot of raking and cleaning up of our backyard/forest, so there's a lot of bending as I bag the debris. It's definitely not as enjoyable as it once was. Condo life sounds pretty appealing sometimes... :)ReplyDelete
It's that "just one more thing" before I quit that gets us, isn't it? As much as I love it when I start, the aching back reminds me I should have stopped sooner. The other thing here in the humid South is once the heat kicks in, I know I won't be doing much more. I'll be doing the "I ought to..." game then. :)Delete
Gardens do pull a lot of attention, but then I think at the moment staying away from the computer might be a good thing!ReplyDelete
Yep, sometimes I really don't want to know what is going on. Right now, the news is enough to depress anyone and the computer is a big source of news for me.Delete
Your garden, Jen, looks so beautiful and interesting. The pictures make me want to crawl right into my computer screen and come out in your garden. I always love seeing your mail characters. They always make me smile. So whimsical and colorful. Oh, those jacks were terror when found by a shoeless foot! Ha!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Annie! I like dividing and moving my perennials and waiting for all the blooms. I was watching a blue jay this morning looking for the peanuts in the empty tray. Had to get up, which scared him off, to refill the peanut concession.Delete
I can't imagine kids playing Jacks these days, but it certainly was great practice for eye/hand coordination!
I agree. Jacks can appear in unsuspected places and sure want you to know it. Your garden looks really pretty. I can relate to the increasing difficulty of gardening as the years go by.ReplyDelete
I well remember my father's warnings about what would happen if he stepped on one! That would be the end of the jacks--so I was pretty careful. :) Yep, a lot of things become more difficult as the years go by! It would help if I didn't wait and try to do everything at once.Delete