I'm sorry but I have no pictures with this post .. ironically I download a lot a day or two ago while finally working in the garden two days ago. They will be coming.
I just felt the urge to post about that tremendous loss of connection you feel when you haven't been able to connect with your garden .. whether it is due to illness, or other circumstances in your life that have stepped in between you and your garden.
I know we all have periods that we need a break from the hard work .. that is a must to keep us going basically .. we need that top up on rest and clearing our heads to know exactly what plan we are working with .. that phrase of being too close to see the big picture ?
Ironically, being ill and loosing that tie with what I consider my life line to a major part of what makes me "ME"
We have a short garden season but it is INTENSE .. at times almost frantic because we know it is a limited period that can take a toll .. so not only being unwell, but feeling a bit frantic about your "baby" ... the green of your life waiting for you .. needing you (if not only in your mind ? : )
So what am I talking about really ? ... when I was able to get in my garden that rush of feeling connected again is almost indescribable .. even not being quiet up to par physically, I truly and literally "dug in" and felt such a sense of relaxation and clarity of my mind because all of my thinking stepped down from overdrive, to a singleness of what to do to help my garden .. no other stressful thoughts bothered, annoyed or worried me (other than dragging the hose around .. but that is a given ? : )
This post is just a confirmation of what I already know, in fact most of us know .. right ?
But I needed a big bang reminder, that the garden truly is my best therapy ..
Blogging is an option .. it is like icing on the cake .. but the foundation to it all ?
is actually to get in, what ever garden you have, from "estate like proportions" to balcony size .. that "feeling" is the same to us as gardeners .. it touches us to our core as people .. it truly is a type of "life line" connection we share : )