Monday, 1 March 2010

pottering

A weekend forecast of heavy rain never materialised. Instead, warm and almost balmy would best describe my sunday. Mild enough to be pottering in the garden for the afternoon, starting a little clear-up. Mostly this involved scraping moss off the patio, and pulling out the weeds from all the little crevices between the paving slabs.

There was even a pause for tea outside. Out came the 'gardening mug' - an old enamel camping mug, a little worn and battered around the edges, and all the better for it.


Today my achey muscles are reminding me that I did more bending, stretching and crouching in a single afternoon than I have all winter. And it feels good!

Finally, spring is making her presence felt.

20 comments:

Dragonfly said...

We had the most lovely of days today to mark the 1st March and therefore, spring, as far as I'm concerned!
My walk with Pip though, was decidedly muddy to say the least after the rainy weekend!
I really need to get out in my garden for a tidy up...

Simone said...

Yesterday was a washout but today was glorious sunshine and I fell asleep with all my gardeny intentions gone out of the window. Let us hope that tomorrow is another lovely day so we can get on! I hope your muscles soon recover! x

clarabelle said...

Wasn't yesterday lovely in the end? We did the same, having dismantled our newly acquired greenhouse over the past few weeks, we have started to put it all back together on its new base - it looks like new!!
x

Grandmaibb said...

We also had lovely weather the last few days and the allotment is looking good. Like you the old bones are feeling it, long soak in the bath is called for I think. Have a good day.

Pippa

Pipany said...

That's my plan for this afternoon and I can't wait! Just hope the pretty sunshine of this morning holds. Not so sure I am as excited about the help from Isabella...hmm. Hope you have a lovely day Diana xx

Diane said...

I too spent a wonderful afternoon on Sunday in the garden - and I felt so much better for it. I gave my winter flowering jasmine a real short back and sides! We are heading in the right direction. PS Love that mug, xxx

Gina said...

Isn't it a wonderful feeling when you realise that Spring is actually on its way. It looks like another day of sunshine for us too.

willow said...

Its a bright sunny morning and I am not working today so I am looking forward to some pottering in garden and allotment.
Not a single daffodil for St David's day yesterday, but spring is on its way although a little slow this year.

A Bun Can Dance said...

Ah it sounds as though Cornwall has been quite balmy. Today is our second sunny day, and it makes my heart sing.
I am so much looking forward to tending the garden, the soil is still soggy as a bath sponge at the moment, but soon Spring will be here and some drier days.
Wishing you more sunshine this week,
Happy days!
Denise x

Ali said...

I think we had your rain at the weekend, but Monday and Tuesday have been balmy and the garden beckons.

Cottage Garden said...

Today is just glorious and as far as I'm concerned its now officially spring! I feel like a weight has been lifted ...

The garden beckoned me today - pop over and see some latest photos of Jess and Bobbi!

Jeanne x

Tabiboo said...

I'm soooo loving this weather at the moment though I've only managed the tea on the doorstep so far. I'm building myself up to the garden.

Nina x

Pomona said...

I am glad you had a good day - it has been quite sunny here - at last! But all is so wet in the garden, and our soil is quite heavy so we can't do too much yet in the way of sowing, etc.

Pomona x

kirsty said...

Wonderful, isn't it? I love this time of year almost more than summer - so much hope and promise of what's to come! x

JC said...

I have your mug only in blue ^,,^

Petit Filoux said...

Oh how lovely!

Purrfect Haven said...

yeah, you are right, its time to get out there. I am planning to do it this Tuesday when I have a day off work - will join the achey brigade then. Helen x

love those cupcakes said...

There's been sun here, too, highlighting all the work that needs doing in the garden (oh, all those broken pots). But I didn't do anything more energetic than look out of the window.

A Time to Dance said...

Only you could make an mug look beautiful...I am excited to see our little snowdrops but its usually darkish when I leave and return...hopw you have your feet up today

Julia said...

Hello!

Ooooh it feels so delicious to get outdoors doesn't it, after that long winter and see to things again! I hope the weather keeps up for you, its gorgeous isn't it!

Julia x x x