Another sunny day! I keep saying, “only a few more hours of work and all the bulbs will be planted and all of my gardens put to bed.” But it is such a pleasure to be outside. I am looking for excuses to be out in the sunshine. I find things needing to be moved, or trimmed, more compost to be spread and a few more weeds to be pulled. Who would have thought that I would find pleasure in weeding? It is nice to see them slowed down, though, and know that they won’t be able to get a foothold until spring. I give thanks today for all the green and growing things and for the time when they refrain from growing.

Pampas grass

Pampas grass


About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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2 Responses to outdoors

  1. Rene says:

    Sounds like a perfect day! Wish I could’ve been there doing it with you. 😊


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