Just Look At Them and Sigh. . .
Attention to Eating

Wise Words

There's a Zen saying I'm particularly fond of . . .

"You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes every day --- unless you're too busy; then you should sit for an hour."
                                                                    --- Old Zen adage

I'm in the middle of Crunch Time right now.  I just returned from a vacation.  My daughter came for a wonderful extended visit.  Tom and I had a reunion to attend last week.  Work deadlines are exploding everywhere around me.  Oh.  And I'm planning to head up north for another vacation next week. Yeah. It's Crunch Time.

But over the weekend I remembered the Old Zen adage . . . and applied it to my garden.

I took a break.


I did some weeding.  And some deadheading.  A little planting, too.


I cleaned off my potting bench and organized everything for the rest of the season.


I harvested Swiss chard from my kitchen gardenfor dinner, and added fresh mint to my iced tea.


I noticed that I felt better.


Less stressed.


More upbeat, for sure.


I'm pretty certain that Old Zen adage applies to gardening!


You should get out in your garden for 20 minutes every day - unless you're too busy; then you should garden for an hour!


(It worked for me.)


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A change is as good as a rest. Your garden is a spot of refuge and a lovely place to focus the mind. You were smart to listen to that little bit of Zen.


Hannah always says that about yoga - when I say I'm too busy to go to yoga she says that's exactly when I need to go the most. It's excellent advice. Your garden is beautiful, as always. I love those yellow and white striped - - - petunias?


Love that! And those yellow & white striped petunias!! So happy. :)


Good advice! I've not seen yellow & white petunias before, they are pretty!


I also love the petunias! And as usual you're sending good advice our way!


How could you not smile with orange crocs on your feet and daisy colored petunias on your porch? Zen has nothing on you my friend!


Your garden is looking wonderful even with the unusual spring. Glad to hear you got a chance to spend some time out there and relax!

Cheryl S.

What a beautiful and peaceful garden you have!

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