Monday, September 24, 2012
Oh, shiver, my birthday is looming! My favourite day of the year! And how sweet .. lovely Yorkshire Tea sent me a birthday card along with a Yorkshire Gold teabag! What a lovely surprise that was to receive in today’s mail!
So I’ll be brewing up a cup of that, the day after tomorrow!
Random acts of kindness.
Today was a day spent mostly in the garden .. actually getting things done! That is, aside from watching the skies above, the birds, solving some Sudoku puzzles and, oh, yes .. mugs of Yorkshire Tea!
I had surprises each time I returned from the house to my lovely universe in the yard. Once, I happened to look up and see several hawks, lazily soaring overhead.
Another time, I’d just set up my little garden chair, set to spend some few minutes in the sun with my Y tea and Sudoku .. looked up and there was a flock (?) of Turkey Vultures … wings casually spread .. sailing along slowly .. .on a cloud street. Soon disappeared and I felt so privileged to have seen them, by chance, as it were.
Spent a fair bit of time searching for things, seeds, tools, extension cords (for my lovely “fountain”) .. thus began my creative search for changes in the garden bed layout.
What to do, where to plant things, which plants to move.
Finally, grabbed my shovel, began digging up some Salmon berry plants, raspberries and sundry other plants established in the last year.
Dug away at some clay soil … watered .. added lovely mulched soil and repositioned the above plants. Top dressed with Miracle Mulch (finely shredded leaves, tiny branches … absolutely no bark!!)
Began playing with creating another temporary path with bricks. I don’t do “structured” gardens and each year I play around with changing the shape and paths of my veggie bed. Always fun and always surprised with what I come up with.
So today I created a little brick path by the little berry bed .. this path will go straight to the back of the yard. Then, to the right, I will create two rectangles for the garlic bed. However, I have to wait for the squash to finish. argh.
The Bush-tits swirled in .. oops .. time to replenish the suet block. That done, I could enjoy watching them attaching the fresh suet.
Thought back to yesterday .. I’d been watering various areas of the yard .. which included an apple tree. The leaves were dripping with water when the Bush-tits flew in and I watched as they all used that moisture from the leaves to enjoy a little bath .. fluffing out their tiny feathers, chirping to each other. Hopping from one leaf to another. So very sweet.
A pleasant, creative, energized day ….
And looking forward to tomorrow.