A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Woods


The temps here are going into the 40's. Yesterday, late in the day, I went out to the woodland border, and checked it out. Late last fall I had surgery and couldn't do a whole lot back there. I have avoided that area...thinking that it would be such a big job this Spring. In checking it over, I found that I was wrong. It looks pretty good and probably won't be such a big job if I do it a little at a time. The temps were close to 40 and I saw some dried tall stalks that needed breaking off....so I started. One place led to another...you know how that goes... and before I knew it, I was moving down the line with a huge bunch of dried stalks in my arms. St Fiacre had tipped over...an animal or the ground heaving had done it. He's heavy, but I sort of pushed till he was upright. St Francis is leaning. I think it's due to the ground freezing and thawing. The clematis trellis is leaning. I bought some metal supports to put behind the trellis to straighten it out the other day. I sprinkled more wildflower seeds all over the area last fall and Joe weed whacked. Now it is Spring and I have decided to start out at the beginning, where the trellis stands, and do a small section each day (weather permitting) That way I will be able to get my body ready for gardening and complete the job. I've been basically sitting all winter, so this old body may get tired faster. I feel great and have lots of energy everyday, so it may not be the problem that I am concerned about. It's a long walk back and forth, so I will have to get my "gardening gear" together and not forget anything. Maybe I should make a list...
Speaking of Saints, we watched a wonderful movie yesterday afternoon. I ordered a couple of movies to watch during Lent. One of them is Clare and Francis and the other is Mother Teresa. We watched Clare and Francis. I don't know much about the Saints...I am eager to learn. Now I know the story of St. Francis...so I will think about his life while I am working around his statue. These statues bring a calm feeling to me... while I do my work.
Balisha

6 comments:

Noelle said...

What a wonderful day you had in the garden. It is so easy for me to get carried away and try to do too much in the garden, especially at the beginning. I like your idea of just doing smaller parts at a time...maybe I should try that :^)

Sue said...

I bet you can't wait for your garden to start looking like this once again, Balisha!! It was about the same temp here yesterday and the sun was shining so nicely. Yea! Hope all is going well with you. things are improving here, thank goodness. Hope to start blogging again soon. Hugs, Sue

Balisha said...

Hi Noelle,
I have to take it one step at a time. I read younger women's blogs and sometimes go out and try to accomplish what they do...then I pay for it later. I am amazed at what you do.
Hi Sue,
So glad things are looking "up" for you and your husband. I miss your posts and beautiful pictures of your decorating.
Both of you have a great weekend.
Balisha

Barbara said...

Thank you for your visit and comments. What an inspiration doing all you do after your brain surgery.
I certainly know the feeling you describe in the garden. I can be so reluctant to go out and get started but once I do I don't want to stop. Gone are the days when I could work out there from 9.0 am till 7.0 pm though. It's more little and often now.

Tolentreasures said...

What a great day out. I can't wait to dig in the dirt. I get carried away like that also, one thing leads to another and before you know it, the therapy is complete.

Cathy

Balisha said...

It felt good to just be out and to sit on the front porch today. We had our jackets on and sat in the sunshine...watching the kids on their skateboards. I think that the kids are sick of the snow too...they are "itching" to get out in the fresh air.
Everyone...have a nice weekend.
Balisha