Sparking my garden!
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
My garden LOVES spark!
I eat more fruits and veggies, so the compost bin (my awesome Sam's Club $50 find) has been getting fuller and fuller. And my trash can's a lot lighter to haul to the curb.
I enjoy the company of the birds while doing yoga in the backyard, so I have been filling the bird feeder more often, which has resulted in bunches of wildflowers and sunflowers being planted inadvertently by my feathery friends.
And my the fragrence garden planted under my bedroom window is thriving since I have been burning a couple hundred calories a week getting rid of nasty weeds and adding compost and mulch.
To everyone that reads this blog I put out a challenge to embrace summer-
1. Spend 140 minutes this week (20 minutes a day) doing something physical outside. Work in your garden, walk around your neighborhood, participate in a park cleanup or play frisbee at a playground, do what suits you and let the breezes feed your soul.
2. Plant something you can eat, be it a kitchen sill herb plant, a container tomato plant, a fruit tree/ berry bush or put in a veggie patch. (Note: if you plant strawberries or asparagus you have to be patient and wait a year or two to nibble. Personally I'm not that patient.)
3. Place a bird feeder somewhere you can watch your little chirpy friends. Birds spend there whole lives eating seeds and flying about (no wonder they have no fat) and nesting. Imagine the bliss we would feel if we spent a third of our lives soaring and a third in the comfort of the home we've made for our families!
4. Take ten minutes each day 'resting' in your outdoor space. Have your morning coffee on the patio, try yoga or meditating in the backyard (where noone can see you), relax for a few moments when you come home from work- see if you can find shapes in the clouds like you did as a kid, or count the stars at night...