This made me think of several issues. Drought resistant gardening?
I have belatedly been reading and planning this late spring. Apparently, it’s best to plant in the fall. New plants, even drought resistant ones, need a lot of water for the first year. (For books on drought tolerant plants, consider the Dewey # 635.9525 and nearby, in your library).
But then what made me even consider the flowers? I decided to take 20 minutes extra this morning to “smell the roses,” by sitting near them.
Most of us are in the middle of busy days and weeks — even long weekends that become busy with food preparation, family gatherings, and chores around the house — and getting kids through the end of the school year and filling in the gaps in summer plans with educational programs and other activities.
Sometimes we need to ensure we ourselves are “drought resistant.”
So, here’s a suggestion: take a moment to find a passage in a favorite book: scripture, poetry, or beautifully-written prose.
(If you’re in a library, you might drop by the 150’s, 190’s, or 200s for the former and 811+ for poetry).
Perhaps read a thought for the day. Perhaps allow a few minutes more than usual to dwell on this thought. It can be refreshing, like “deep watering” my gardener friend tells me our roses need. Then it’s easier to gear up for dealing with the phone/internet company, getting to work, or picking up the kids –whatever is next on the “to do” list!
Most of all, enjoy nature’s prelude to summer!