Our vegetable garden
Plums almost ready to pick at an empty home
Pears hanging over the walk
Squash blossom visited by a friend
My husband and I try to walk each morning for 30 minutes.
We have noticed this year that more people are growing
vegetables and fruit in the front of their homes.
Some of the trees have been there for many years,
but some are new.
With the economy downturn more people are gardening
in our neighborhood. We see corn, even on the college
campus near us, tomatoes, squash, beans, and many herbs.
On our walk this morning we were smelling the roses in
one of the yards and noticed an elderly lady sitting on the sidewalk by her
porch. I soon realized this was not normal and asked if she was OK.
She had fallen and couldn't get up.
Now we have done our "good Samaritan" deed for the day.
Then my husband related a garden story that he thought I would enjoy and I thought you would enjoy it too.
There was an elderly lady that loved to garden.
Each morning she could be seen working in the garden.
But in the afternoon she had changed her clothes, dolled herself up, and sat on her porch drinking tea. One day a neighbor asked her why she changed her clothes and she said, "so I can enjoy my garden and not be tempted to work."
So remember each day to take time to sit and enjoy your day, even if you have to "doll" yourself up.