I rush to the allotment in the mornings to quickly water the tomatoes and peppers in the greenhouse, dash around picking what is ripe, noticing what is going to bolt and what needs doing and then a brisk walk back down the hill home and on with the day.
In amongst my watering and picking frenzy yesterday words were popping in and out of my head, mingling with each other, joining up together. Separating again. Incoherently jumbled.
And it wasn’t until later in the day, the time of day when I sit on the back doorstep, a cup of tea to hand and stare out into the evening; the light has nearly gone, the day has quietened down. The day is coming to a rest. But my mind has yet to join in.
My thoughts this morning went like this -
“Gardening takes up valuable blogging time, and blogging takes up valuable gardening time”
Sitting down and reflecting I realised my thoughts were all awry. I was looking at things the wrong way round. I was wearing the Wrong Trousers.
“Gardening adds to my blogging and blogging adds to my gardening “
They are beneficial to each other, mutually supporting – symbiotic if you will. Besides, without gardening I would have never started this blog.
As I garden, no matter how quickly I garden, I think of my blog, what’s just been, what is around the corner. I think of you, your lives, what are you cooking, or growing or tending – be it musical compositions or children. And when I blog, I can write and review my photos, see what’s working, what needs improving on. And in connecting and communicating I share and learn.
As one is built and grows so the other does. As I garden so do you, as I blog so do you. I’m still growing
The title for today’s post comes from Wallace and Gromit - The Wrong Trousers and the photos were taken this week as our Magnolia Tree had a proper grown-up hair cut.