Weeding in church

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.

planted pansies.  in about 6 weeks it will be warm enough to plant summer flowers

planted pansies. in about 6 weeks it will be warm enough to plant summer flowers

look what I found!  it was hiding underneath the grass and dried stalks

look what I found! it was hiding underneath the grass and dried stalks

foxglove & bellflower coming back to life.  Can you see the beautiful bell shaped pink and purple flowers that will be here in several weeks?

foxglove & bellflower coming back to life. Can you see the beautiful bell shaped pink and purple flowers that will be here in several weeks?

can't wait for these to open.  There are over 30 daffodil buds in these clumps!

can’t wait for these to open. There are over 30 daffodil buds in these clumps!

all raked.  i am intrigued by the micro-climates in the yard.  under the leaves was the last bit of ice.  in full summer the plants will fill this bed with texture & color.

all raked. i am intrigued by the micro-climates in the yard. under the leaves was the last bit of ice. in full summer the perennials that are still sleeping will fill this bed with texture & color.

top of Chesley looking across the valley toward the far ridge.  where we started our day right after breakfast.  took my shoes off and laid down to soak up some sun.  bliss.

top of Chesley looking across the valley toward the far ridge. where we started our day right after breakfast. took my shoes off and laid down to soak up some sun. bliss.

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6 thoughts on “Weeding in church

    • I’ve missed them too! I love having the bulbs in the yard to start blooming as soon as the snow melts and infuse a feeling of spring even before the grass turns green or the leaves return.

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