Saturday, 25 April 2020

115/366 Photo of the day, 25 Apr 2020
©WQuinn Blue hour, Venus and the moon.

Eight months from today is Christmas day… Thanks Mom for the reminder 😘

Today was a fabulous spring day. The sun was shining bright and warm. The occasional light breeze, 15°C, birds chirping…wow. Just beautiful!

We spent the day outside. Mom trimming trees, while I was digging up the grass. The next best thing to having flowers around is preparing a garden.

I haven’t had much luck with box gardening, so decided this year to get back to my roots – the summers of my childhood – and plant a garden in the ground…the good old clay. It can be challenging but with the one square foot garden technique, fertilizer and a little top soil thrown in for good measure…here’s hoping!

I started out with a plan for a herbal tea garden with chamomile, lemon balm, spearmint and peppermint. And a smallish vegetable garden close by. Plus I’d like to have a sunflower garden too… My problem is I want it all and start big, then get overwhelmed and let things slide.

Take this morning, I marked out the garden, 18×13 feet. Dug the perimeter, stopped for a break. Mom joined me and we sat there talking, looking at the large space I had marked out. She managed to convince me to cut it down to 6×6 feet instead…start small and build on it.

6×6 feet garden plot in progress

I’m not sure how many times I thanked her today for saving me. It took me a couple of hours to dig up the 6×6 space…imagine if it was 18×13! I’m stiff and sore but it feels good!

We shared a picnic lunch, listened to the birds and enjoyed our backyard, making plans for the summer.

Getting there!

I’m not sure how well I’ll be moving tomorrow, so likely no gardening, but I was thinking how nice it would be to plein air paint tomorrow. If the weather cooperates, we’ll see.

Have a good night!


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