Sunday, December 30, 2012
Haven’t spent much time out in the yard and today was just a totally luxuriantly lazy day .. so I thought I would share some of my favourite things!
First on the list is this most wonderful yard cart that DH gave to me on Christmas Day. Not sure what I love more .. the fact that he gave me something that is such a labour-saving device in the garden .. or the fact that he spent so much time on Christmas Day assembling it for me. I think the two facts are part and parcel … really, a gift of love, priceless!
Next on my list is the amazingly beautiful vista overhead .. the ever-changing sky landscape. I must admit that I really don’t get a lot of gardening done on beautiful days like this! Spend a lot of time looking up at the sky! Really, can you blame me, though?
This was a soft … gentle sky … wispy clouds
And these were all taken on the same day, can you believe it!
Lovely cumulus clouds .. they resembled a stack of fluffy pancakes ..
Ok .. these really struck a chord in me .. so beautiful ..
and my other favourite things ( on a very long list ) are .. birds. Here is a little Chestnut-Backed Chickadee at one of the suet holders.
Mustn’t forget my latest plant purchase .. for our next home … there is one more at the store .. and .. I … must … resist … purchasing … that one!
Sweet little Bushtits … they are so very darling ..
They are also very polite .. waiting patiently for their turn at the suet block
and .. look how easy this is . .no more shovelling the contents of the cart .. just pull on the tipping handle and all the contents are on the garden bed .. saves me so much shovelling. (this is after)
and this is during … such ease .. I am feeling quite pampered now!
At first I thought that the cart wouldn’t hold much material .. but as I continued shoveling the fine mulch into the cart .. I was really amazed .. it holds a lot!
Well .. there you have it .. a pictorial display of (some) favourite things .. there are many others, of which I am quite grateful.
And for the New Year .. .I’m not one for making resolutions, “but” I will continue on my decluttering activities. Since I’ve already started that this year … guess I’ll just continue on.
About procrastination .. I’ve been working on that this year and actually making some headway .. yea to me. However, I’ve recently found that the phrase “I’ll start that in the New Year” quite appropriate and have been using that mantra during the past few days. As I look at areas that I fully intend to organize/recycle/finish!!! Just as I start to feel that I “should” get started, but really don’t feel like doing …right now!
As soon as I say the magic words “next year” I feel as if a tremendous weight has been lifted from my shoulders.
It’s a fait accompli, or something like that.
So .. if I am not inspired to blog tomorrow .. although I think that I will .. for right now – I’ll hoist a glass of dry white and wish everyone a very very Happy New Year .. 2013 .. wow! All the best and all that! (sip … sip ..) ha ha