Today was a perfect day. I got to be outside from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm starting with a 1 ½ hour hike on a small local mountain. When I got home I couldn’t bear to go inside on such a sunny day, so I didn’t. I planted the pansies I bought last weekend, some in a pot on the porch and some at the base of the bird bath and then started the spring task of cleaning out the gardens. Pulling out dead flower stalks, raking leaves and pulling out grass that is already threatening to overtake my gardens even though most of the flowers haven’t even begun to grow yet! I was in heaven – enjoying the warmth of the spring sun, listening to the birds, feeling the breeze and connecting with the earth with my bare hands and bare feet; feeling love for the world and feeling peaceful. If that isn’t being in church, I don’t know what is.