I’m so grateful for the weather at the moment. The sun shone again today and although there was a bit of a chill in the air, it was pleasant enough to sit outside and eat my breakfast before I started work in my temporary office in the conservatory.
When I logged off my work laptop this afternoon, I felt motivated to do some gardening. Let’s call it ‘decluttering the lawn and shrubs’. I first picked up all the rubbish that had been blown about in the high winds a few weeks ago and then mowed the lawn with our old and battered battery operated mower (that I have to bash and kick a few times for it to work, and then not turn it off until I’ve finished!)
It did a good job though and when I sat and had a look at the garden through the conservatory window, I remembered that I hadn’t quite finished pruning the shrubs the other day. So, I had another go at them.
This additional chopping and hacking at dead branches revealed a plant that I didn’t know was there. It could be a weed for all I know, but it looked ok to me. It made me think about my grandad’s words when he was alive which went something like ‘if it looks nice and you like it, then leave it. It doesn’t matter that it’s a weed’.
So, I left it there, and we’ll see if it flowers.
I can always find something to do in the house and garden, but I know that others are finding it hard being stuck in. I had a friend message me earlier this evening saying that she was feeling down. I offered to catch up over the phone with her this week. I think it’s important that we are there for each other during these challenging times.
Hope you have all had a good day and are managing to keep yourselves occupied in your homes and gardens.