Today it's more of the same. Gardening.
I spent a lot of time bent over or on my knees today pulling weeds and thinking. Sometimes I just contemplate a particular subject and to be truthful sometimes I pray. Today I was just thinking about everything, with nothing in particular grabbing my attention. I do believe these are the times my mind unjumbles and categorizes things in their proper place. It's really rather soothing. I've often thought I would buy myself a plaque for the herb garden entrance or a hanging sign and it would say "Contemplation Gardens". I might do that yet.
I also love this time smelling all the different scents in the garden and the nice thing about that is it effects my appetite. For some unknown reason to me, whenever I am working in an area with a conglomerate of scents I don't get hungry. I could weed all day and I would never get hungry. Of course, give me a couple hours out of the garden and I'm famished but while I'm in the induced plethora of heavenly scents I'm not the least bit hungry! I was thinking today about why this happens. I should have been a chemist I suppose. Then I could figure all this stuff out. I was also thinking about, when you let your garden go, how amazing it is that some of the plants you couldn't get to live or the seeds you planted and never came up, seem to just appear if you just leave your garden alone. Of course, sooner or later you've got to get in there and burn a little energy and weed but to be honest I get more plants by just letting the garden go every once in a while.
It's all a big mystery to me. The outdoors is so full of beauty, peace and always seems to fill me with pleasure. Like I said, it's all a big mystery to me.
It looks as though I'll be picking raspberries in the next couple days. I was out there tonight munching down on the few that were already ripe enough to eat. Hey!! There are some benefits to being the one who grows and picks 'em, ya know!!