Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Peace in the garden













Cutting back bloomed out flowers. Ripping out old vegetable plants. Weeding a bit. Picking up rotten plums from the grass. It is soothing to spend time in the garden. It is a little bit like crochet actually. Your mind go blank and your brain get to rest from thoughts. You are present in the moment... One stitch after another in crochet, one weed after another in a flower bed. I don;t think about what was before or what is coming after. I just do what needs to be done right here, right now. Mindfulness I think it is called.

My head is a constant buzz of things to do, to remember, to plan for, to analyze... It is seldom still. Seldom quiet. Actually my head drives me slightly insane at times because I want it to be still but it just keeps on spinning like a merry go around without a stop button... But in the garden my mind takes a paus. It is peaceful and I feel recharged after a couple of hours of dirty work.

The sun is warming and the light is so different now in October. Charlie keeps me company and so does even the cows on the field. October might be a month of rain and winds but can also be magically beautiful with the warm light and colorful trees and gardens. More time spent in the garden is on my to-do-list for the future. Yoga for my mind.


Kärlek
Annette


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12 comments :

  1. Spend time in the garden is like crochet!
    Isabella

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  2. Gardening really is yoga for the mind.
    It helps keeping me on the ground and tidying my inner self.
    We had some great autumn days here, sunny days.

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  3. It is still beautiful in your garden with all that green and flowers! Really peaceful.

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  4. you garden is a delight to the eyes am just imagining it would be a delight to ALL the senses
    i love it when my cats used to 'help' out in the garden too, always good company
    thanx for sharing

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  5. What a nice cosy garden have you got! And it's just fantastic that cows are almost walking through your backyard! Love your cat too, so sweet!

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  6. Yay for yoga mind & body time. We mums can be busy bees, yeah:, with so much to think of - the house, the chores, the kids, our personal things to do. I really like the set up of your garden. I hope to have raised beds one day since gophers are a pest around here.

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  7. I agree with you...garden is a place to relax and fill your mind with energi. Dig, plant and smell the soil s great.

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  8. I think those of us who have overactive brains need to find activities to calm and sooth us, crochet and gardening have the same effect on me too. Oh my Annette, those beds look fab! :) xxx

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  9. I agree, time spent in the garden is very good for resting the mind.I need to spend more time in mine! lol

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  10. We have September daisies and Phlox too but I am hanging on for it to be cut back just yet. Jo x

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  11. Your garden is beautiful, even now in October. Ours is looking a little sad at the minute :-( xx

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  12. These are beautiful photos of such a beautiful garden! :)

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Kärlek
Annette

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