July 2, 2011
I love gardening. This summer has been wet; the roses love it. I’m not sure I love it, but if my gardens are happen then I suppose it’s a good thing. This morning I went out early to work in the gardens. Weeding is one of those things that I have a love hate relationship with. On one side weeding can be relaxing and very zen like, but it can also be exhausting if I have too much to do. Knowing that, I try to keep ahead of the weeds. Early in the morning is the best time to weed, at least it is for me. But then again, I”ve been known to be in the garden at 11pm with a head lamp. So what can I say, I’m a nut. On this particular morning the air was perfectly still and I could smell all the lovely scents no matter where I turned. Aaah, so good. The bearded irises have such an incredible scent…the roses- so many scents…the phlox….aaaah….the list goes on. I just love hanging out in my garden. It’s definitely one of the best ways to start my day. I hope you have time to stop and smell the roses today.