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sunday mornings in summer August 08, 2004 1:43 PM

One of my favorite parts of the weekend is putzing around in my garden. I love the smells of gardening - the cleanness of hot sun baking into the linen fibers of my shirt, the spicy scent of marigold petals and tomato leaves on my fingertips...I love the sensation of the warm, dry powder of dirt on my feet, and then rinsing them off with cold water from the hose... The best therapy for stress is my garden. I come home from work, change into gardening clothes, and head out to the back yard. While tending this, plucking that, deadheading roses and petunias, I find the stress in my body and mind unwinding. By the time I am watering the flowers, I am relaxed and watching the rainbow sprinkles of water as they drop from the hanging baskets. Working in the garden is just as therapeutic (if not more so) than just sitting there and enjoying it. :-)  [ send green star]
you got it girl! August 29, 2004 10:26 AM

I love my garden for all those reasons.I never wear gloves when I garden because I love the feel of the dirt in my hands(althought this can be scary cause my cats think freshly dug dirt is a new litter box> Michelle  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Missing Summer... August 31, 2004 5:32 PM

Now that I've started back to work teaching this week, your messages made me very sad, since those mornings are over for another ten months! Green mint tea at the kitchen table is just not the same as on the deck surrouded by plants...  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
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