So often, I am rushing through the weekend day's chores and activities, keeping a close eye on the time as I move from one activity to the next. Last Sunday, I had the pleasure of spending most of my day in the flower garden, and at one point realized, that for once, I was not tied to a schedule. It made my gardening work that much more as it is meant to be - peaceful, calming, and rewarding.
For those who love flowers and gardening, the rewards are plenty. Digging in the dirt brings a feeling of being at one with the earth. Feeling the warmth of the sun, the cold moistness of the dirt, and taking in the beauty of my well groomed garden is a delightful way to spend a day. The accomplishment of planting a multitude of plants, knowing you will reap their floral rewards for months or years to come, is overwhelming, no matter how many times I do it.
Oh, yes, and not to mention the cold Sam Adams that Ken brings out after a job well done. That is its own reward!
Here are a few snaps of my favorite garden elements!
|Our front garden with the new Japanese Maple we planted a few weeks ago.|
|Close-up of the beautiful azaleas behind the Japanese Maple.|
|My favorite planter - been with me for years!|
And this is where I spent most of my day last Sunday:
Have a happy day and tell me, what is your favorite garden element?