I spent another hour and a half in the garden, after work, today, weeding one of the large flower beds and watering. The only areas that are getting watered are the flower beds and so, that's where the grass is growing. The "lawns" are more or less dead.
As I weeded, I watched a hummingbird hover over some of the flowers and listened to the songs of the other birds. Later, as I watered, the hummingbird flitted in and out of the spray of water, taking a shower!
I enjoy time spent in the garden, weeding, watering, planting, etc. I get sunshine and fresh air, birdsong and the fragrance of flowers, some gentle exercise, time to think and meditate. My mother loved to garden and I feel her spirit near me, whenever I am out in the garden. And yet, I don't spend enough time out in the garden. It seems like there's never enough time to do everything I want to do.
This picture was taken earlier in the spring - when things were still nice and green. All the grass has since turned brown.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Time spent in the garden
- The fragrance of lemon blossoms
- Fresh lemons from the garden
- Water for the garden
How was your Wednesday? Do you wish you had more time to do everything you want to do in a given day?