It is a beautiful, bright and very breezy day here in Dublin. Washing flying around on the line and daffodils bravely trying to keep their heads on, as they get buffeted by the wind. Kitty thinks a bit too windy for the garden and so has found a cosy place from which she can look out without risking getting chilled!!!
My garden is crying out for some Spring time attention. This year, one of my resolutions was to begin a very modest vegetable patch. Time is ‘marching’ on and I still have not ventured out to really get my hands dirty. If the temperature would rise just a bit I might find it a bit easier!

Gardening is one of those things, that I find really hard to get started but once I do, I relish the experience and get a huge amount of satisfaction from my efforts. Gardening is also good for the soul, as it is very grounding and re-establishes our connection with this beautiful planet. Grounding comes from being totally in the moment. When weeding and planting, our attention is on the task in hand and is generally not wandering into plans for next week or worry about events that happened yesterday or last week. Connected to Mother Earth and being totally in the moment is what gardening is all about!

Baking can have the same effect.. so maybe until the cold wind blows away with itself, I will grab the mixing bowl and make an apple sponge, which I can enjoy with a cuppa later!

I will work off the effects of such indulgence in the garden next week!