‘Stop to smell the roses ‘ is a cliche phrase that is meant to remind us to slow down and enjoy the world around us.
This is advice I agree with, but have to have forgotten to put it into practice over the past few months. For weeks now I’ve been immersed and obsessed with using this time while everyone is preparing for the Holidays and cooler weather to get this site well stocked and fully open for business by the Spring. For someone of my level of computer technical ability, it’s quite an undertaking. The learning curve continues to be daunting. I’ve barely taken notice of anything beyond the 16″ x 9″ square of this lap top monitor, including my own garden.
Gardens are like children. They do not pause their growth and development waiting on you to catch up. So, when I walked through mine a few days ago, I was appalled and discouraged by all that needed my attention. Pruning, weeding, mowing, mulching, spraying, dividing; every where I looked some undone task was waggling a scolding finger at me. Which, of course, set the stage to get a full blown pity party going.