Nurturing Thursday 42

The other day my lovely friend, Dee, gave me the plaque in the photograph below, for no particular reason:

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In case you can’t read it, it says, ‘An hour in the garden puts life’s problems in perspective.’

Now my daughter once remarked that I was ‘solution~centred’, meaning that I rarely view any situation as a ‘problem’ ~ once I’ve indulged in the obligatory moan, of course. I’m always seeking ‘silver linings’, preferring to look at life’s twists and turns as challenges and learning opportunities. (And I’ve followed some interesting detours along the way, trust me!)

But today the sun is shining and it’s pleasantly warm for a change, so I’m not going to sit at my keyboard a moment longer ~ I’m off to potter about in my garden.

Pure Bliss! πŸ™‚

The ‘Nurturing Thursday’ movement is hosted by Becca Givens, author of the inspiring blog ‘On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea.’ To read more about it, or to find out how you can join in, (the more, the merrier!) please press this link.

Other ‘Nurturing’ contributors are:

Crowing Crone Joss

Inside the Mind of Isadora

Laurie’s Notes

Pocket Perspectives

Author: Jacqueline King

Happily retired and living each day as it comes. I have enough, I am content. It doesn't get better than that! 😍

14 thoughts on “Nurturing Thursday 42”

    1. I did, David ~ it was all looking lovely for a day or two but with the recent heavy rain the flower are looking a tad battered. The weeds are thriving though ~ blessed things! Huge (((hugs))) back at ya! πŸ˜‰ x

    1. I’m not entirely sure which are weeds and which are ‘proper’ plants, Gilly, so i tend to leave them all to their own devices, unless they start to choke my precious flowers ~ and then I show no mercy! πŸ˜‰

  1. Yes, I believe that connecting with Mother Earth gives us grounding — once that happens — all looks different or we are able to look at it with a fresh perspective. Wonderful ~~

    Our weather today is paradise — wishing I was in TX working in my overlooked garden … but I am enjoying my mom’s with mid 60F and a nice breeze — wish I could bottle it for use in a few weeks when we are back to 90s+ with no reprieve in sight. It is a rare condition for mid-May! I’ll take it when I can. Hugs to you ~~

    1. And here we are, languishing at the bottom of the scale in Britain (12 degrees Celsius yesterday ~ not sure what that equates to. But too chilly to sit out.) So I’d like a bottle of your mid~sixties to warm us up, not cool us down! Not sure I could handle 90+ though. Gardening is literally grounding, as you say, strengthening my connection to the earth and easing the tensions in my mind. Take care ❀

    1. i never thought that I’d be a gardener, either, Laurie ~ but I genuinely love it since we moved to this house and I was able to start afresh with plants I’d chosen. I love the outdoors too,, it is simply amazing! πŸ™‚

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