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Monday, 13 August 2012

Lazy days

There is always something to do in a garden. Something for every mood. If I'm feeling like a workout....digging.  Feeling peeved? Weeding. Feeling like I want to take out my bad mood on something....having a good old go with the secateurs.

But there's something I'm never in the mood for ...and that's mowing the lawn. Hate it , won't do it. In fact there's three things that I avoid as much as humanly possible - reversing the car, morris dancing and mowing the lawn.

However, I digress.

On Friday afternoon I was at home. I didn't feel like doing anything- I wanted to lay in the garden.In fact I'd wanted to do just that last weekend too, but we had rain....and a storm or too....

Look at this storm about to come in.....


But on Friday afternoon I felt so tired, I just wanted to lay in the garden and do nothing. I'd been awake since 5am, at work since 6am doing live inserts into the breakfast programme followed by a stint in court. I wasn't in the dock you understand....just reporting from there,  in case you were wondering.

Anyway I got home just before three and  the sun was shining, so.....

I lay in the garden reading....



under the old ash tree





Looking up into the sky..just thinking and listening to the drone of a plane flying over, and the thrum thrum thrum sounds of Mark or Phil three fields away in their combine harvesters.....



It was all very peaceful until I was joined by my furry faced, faithful little friend....






who wanted to play






For once , I declined her offer of a romp around the garden, and so Boo decided to join me and have a doze in the sunshine.....





Peace , perfect peace, doing nothing, lying with my dog in the sunshine. And it was perfect...

Moments captured from a busy week, sunshine stolen for an afternoon from a miserable summer weatherwise...it made me realise how I don't do this often enough.

Today's track is Summer Time..I love this song - always have. There's so many versions....but here's one of my favourites featuring Billie Holliday......






12 comments:

  1. None of us have done it often enough this year. Surely the whole point of a garden is being able to sit and read in it? If it's nothing but work, then where's the fun?

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  2. Now that's a novel idea, to just relax and enjoy the garden... must find some time... you make it look so inviting.

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    1. Carolyn, it was difficult to relax at first....becuase I could see all the weeds to my left as I lay there.And there really is a lot to be done in the garden at the moment. I jsut shut my eyes to it all...and I'm so glad I did!

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  3. I agree with you Jo...but this summer I just haven't been able to. It was a wonderful couple of hours though....adn the next sunny feree time I've got...that's exactly what I'm going to do again!!!

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  4. What a lovely view from your garden. I really don't mind mowing the lawn but I can't reverse park.My next dog (if there is one) will be the same as Boo.

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  5. I can reverse park (but badly) but after several bouts of whiplash, I do find reversing uncomfortable.Can't turn my neck far enough.....and yes, before anyone has a go, I do use my wing mirrors!

    Re Boo....we've decided we are going to let her have puppies!

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    1. You have to get one of those cars that reverse parks by itself. Oh she'll have lovely puppies but what hard work.

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    2. That would be a wonderful car Anne! As for the puppies....yes, hard work but worth it.....because I do want another little Boo....and have already chosen the name (advanced planning or what???)_

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  6. Sounds like a perfect afternoon. Love that dog.!

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    1. Oh it was....adn it's been full throttle at work since then so can't wait for another one like it!

      You love Boo....can't wait until you come on Friday!

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  7. Loved this post! Your reply to Carolyn reminded me of myself - when I try to relax in the garden, I keep jumping up to pull weeds. Even if I can restrain myself from doing that, I still notice every little thing that needs doing. I'm trying to train myself not to do that.

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    1. Hello Jean.....welcome to thinking of the days. Well, my training on not noticing is coming along well now!If I noticed every weed, I'd be a complete nutcase by now because there are so many of them at the moment.

      Seriously though, we've had such a rotten summer here and so few days when you can actually get into the garden to sit for a while, I don't feel so guilty either.

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