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The Therapy I Needed (with pic)

Monday, April 08, 2013

I've been feeling stressed and pressured and overwhelmed...I'm not going to list all the reasons here because I need to get to bed and don't want to stir up all those feelings again. But I did get what I needed for therapy this weekend: some sunshine, time with family, an inspiring worship service, the chance to read a good book (the new Darling Dahlias mystery) a good long run and, FINALLY, a chance to get out into the garden.

This weekend: roses pruned and fertilized, climbers tied on trellis, flower beds cleaned up, spinach, lettuce, radishes, turnips, kale and chard planted, asparagus cut back and mulched, rhubarb fertilized, grapevines pruned, and new fruit trees planted. So now I say, bring on the rain!

I picked a big bouquet of daffodils to take to the library tomorrow. From the farm, I brought home a vase of mom's hyacinths, still blooming strong after all these years of neglect since she died. Their perfume fills the whole house!

My sister has been scanning some old family photos from the huge collection of slides that Dad had taken over the years. I see from this one that the gardening bug must have struck when I was quite young!

Wishing everyone a delightful week of finding blessings in the small things.
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