Do you ever get a phrase or line of lyrics caught in your head? The line “It’s been a hard day’s night. And I’ve been working like a dog,” has been floating in front of my eyes, thank you Beatles.
Strange idiom! I’ve never expected a dog to work as hard as we did this weekend.
It was the moment of truth. Spring isn’t yet in full bloom, but it’s making excellent progress.
Last week I mentioned how garden weeds continue to proliferate in Southern California despite a semblance of winter dormancy.
So there was more weed pulling.
And completely pot bound plants needed a change in environment. I’m always so frustrated with myself when I have neglected this chore and end up breaking a nice pot because the roots can’t otherwise dislodge. Yes, there was pot breaking.
With a heavy dose of physical exertion I can get entirely lost in the rhythms of working outdoors. I do wish the same sense of bliss would come over me when cleaning the house. I didn’t get a lot of that done this weekend.
And now, Monday, Monday! Back to the computer. Back to sitting in my office for the better part of a day. Closed up and indoors…while outdoors spring is calling my name.
I have a nice window, but, that’s not like being outdoors. So I’ve circled some dates on the calendar and made plans for some field trips.
I haven’t been to Descanso Gardens for a while. I could look forward to the Garden’s Cherry Blossom Festival. I don’t want to miss that!
And I won’t miss the annual Wistaria Festival in Sierra Madre. Would you like me to bring back some photos of a Wistaria Vine weighing in at 250 tons and over an acre in size? It’s in the Guinness Book of World Records.
I might decide to wait until April to visit the Ranunculus Flower Fields in Carlsbad. Nearly fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers–a festival of the most gorgeous blooms–are just now beginning to get underway. So maybe we’ll make that visit in early April when they will be in full flower.
Don’t these sounds like wonderful weekend events for someone spending the week closely connected to her office computer?
It’s a good thing I can visualize the outdoors when I’m stuck indoors. Here’s what I’ll be picturing.
A lot of good visualizing and looking ahead to some outdoor experiences will go a long way this week. I can be patient.
The seasons are changing. I’ll bet in the Southern Hemisphere it’s beginning to feel like fall?
“All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep in the soft earth. I can feel it’s energy, and spirits soar.” Helen Hayes