Well, I got out on the first day of 2013 and puttered in the main garden. DH would know that’s where I’d be. The weather was perfect, there was a lovely breeze and the sky was blue, with some passing clouds. One time I just leaned on the rake, closed my eyes and basked in it all, thanking God for everything. It is easier thanking Him than bemoaning my fate. After all, DH is with Him and he is in perfect health, and full of joy. That’s wonderful!
There are so many physical things that make me miss DH so much. Having ‘to do’ things on your own, or figuring out how to do something, or opening a fresh jar of something or other is tough. Sometimes I cry, I call on God for help, and I tell myself I can do this.
I had a friend visit me new year’s eve afternoon and we had a wonderful visit. It was just what I needed. She told me more than once that God was going to take care of me and that I will be able to do it, she knows I can. Her words were the instigator of my anticipatory feelings for this coming year and why I chose the word anticipation as one of my two words for 2013, thankfulness being the other one.
My gardens are humble, and done on a shoe string so there is nothing spectacular about them. I don’t show you all the awful spots, I take selective photos. The gardens had been neglected since August and what I did yesterday was only a start, but I am happy with the forward progress, and think DH would like what I did. If he was here, I would have taken him out into the garden for a show and tell. Sigh.
The first two photos are ‘before’. The main garden was full of ferns that choke out everything. Every once in awhile I can’t take them anymore and yank them out. They will come back but not for awhile.
These are ‘after’ shots.
We found the brass headboard many years ago ‘curbside’. I’ve had it in different spots, but the last year or so it’s been stacked away. I brought it out while DH was sick thinking I’d like to do something with it, and this is it’s new home.
The gazing ball is stainless steel and was a birthday present from DH several years ago. I love it.
There is a lot to do yet in this garden area, well all the garden areas, but this is a start.
From the book: Sanctuary ~ Gardening for the Soul ~
“Dream. Reflect. Breathe. Contemplate.”
Happy Gardening and finding the joy and beauty throughout each day.