I haven’t been feeling all that well for the last week or so, but something drew me to the garden this afternoon.
Chris was home today – he had a day off work – and he decided to do some work on a cabinet that’s built into our backstairs. He wanted to make it as snow and moisture proof as possible so that we could store the lawn mower there over winter.
While he was outside working away I decided to come out with my camera so that I could take photos of the Azure Monkshood and Toad Lily blooms (both only bloom in mid-Autumn so I couldn’t miss those pictures!). Of course, as always happens when I go outside into the garden, I started working – tidying up the garden beds and cutting down some plants that had already succumbed to the cooler fall weather.
I think I tidied the garden for about two hours, and then I finished up by watering both the back and front yards. That probably took another hour and a half to two hours. Hey … the dog was out and she jumps into my watering stream for fun so it takes a lot longer to water when she’s out!
If I were looking to burn fat I sure got a workout. My back is aching (along with my stomach as usual). Four to five hours of bending, twisting, stretching in awkward positions … that’s my way of gardening!
Even though I’m paying for my time in the garden I’m glad I got outside and did some work today. I’ve been stuck inside for the last few days because I was just feeling awful .. hence the reason I haven’t been writing any new posts for the last week!
Do you have a garden? If so, have you started doing any Fall garden maintenance yet?
BTW in the next day or two I’ll be posting some of the garden photos I took on my gardening blog and probably my photo blog. Watch for them!