When you are feeling all crappy with the flu, like I am right now, you can lose your perspective. I want to be out in my garden, but instead I’m stuck inside wheezing. My tomatoes in my community garden are probably hanging on the vine saying, “Pick me! Pick me! I’m ready!” Argh.
It’s easy to get bent out of shape over all the things that have to be done in the garden right now, the watering, the mulching, the weeding, the planning for next year. Even the mad dash to the garden centre to take advantage of all the end of season sales. It really is a good time to buy marked down perennials and shrubs for next year. Plant now and you can save a lot, just remember to water, as August such a dry month.
For a time out from all this rushing around and worrying, I watched this video of planet Earth from space. Seeing the little blue and green marble from this vantage point made time slow down for me. Maybe the best thing to do sometimes is to have a nap, and let the world turn on its own. The garden will still be there tomorrow.
*Title quote is from Wendell Berry, American writer and farmer