We had a deluge of rain here in the
northeast, it started raining Friday night
and hasn't stopped yet!
Now I'm not talking about your typical
'occasional showers' kind of days, I'm
talking downright crazy rain!
We've had over 5 inches and it's been
hailing and thundering to boot.
You can well imagine that it's not fit
to garden around these parts just yet, and
it just might take some time to
dry out enough to even think about
digging in the dirt.
Since I'm pretty big on dreaming,
and dreaming of time in the
garden is pretty much what fills
my head this time of year, I
decided to peruse some
gardening magazines (as it's the next
best thing as actually getting into the dirt).
Now this is not me mind you,
but when I saw this picture in a
magazine I about wet my pants laughing!
I don't know about you gals but I never
garden in a dress or barefoot for that matter!
...and I seldom find myself surrounded by
friends, laughing while I garden.
Trust me when I tell you that I am mostly alone
when I venture out to do any type of
My own children know enough to stay
away lest I ask them to pull a weed
Actually that's probably why I love
it so much, it's pretty much me, nature
and God out there.
Even Life Magazine tried to glamourize
gardening back in the day,
when having a 'victory garden' was
considered our civic duty.
Now seriously, dresses and heels, perfect white gloves,
hair neatly coifed?
tried to sell it as a great social time.
(at least these ladies are dressed for it)
I can tell you for certain you won't ever find
me gracing the pages of your favorite
gardening issue. I don't look good enough!
I'm usually in my grubbiest clothes,
hair disheveled, dirt under my fingernails,
a general mess. I work hard out there,
digging, raking, hauling 50 lb.
bags of soil, lugging huge planters,
trust me it ain't pretty!
I've suffered countless injuries and bruises
including breaking bones in both feet
over the years.
Like I said, gardening ain't for sissies!
Could you imagine the shape
I'd be in if I wore a dress and heels???