Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Sometimes

Sometimes I wonder about having a garden
at the edge of the woods in damp soil.
Really not the ideal location, but all that is available.

Sometimes everything grows and blooms so beautifully
and other times I find it overwhelming with problems.

A number of days of rain
nice
like showers
but just enough that I do not view the beauty of recent weeks

Late afternoon I head out in the humidity
just to work a short time.
Do not feel up to it
but maybe it will help me working with nature.
Some iris and day lilies are cut back.

A few spots of poison ivy are still being attended to
and could not take steroid for it like in the past
because I am still on low dose of prednisone.
Might have shared this not long ago.

Oh my, is that you dreaded plant in a clump of iris
I carefully pour poison on you and do not like using it but know nothing else to do.

Quite a lot in a little over 45 minutes is cut back

Sweating, dirty clothes, need to bathe and fix something light for evening meal.  Really not hungry
and reminded that when I come off months of medication it truly bothers me in many ways including
emotions and hopefully I sleep tonight.

So many thoughts surface and as I glance to the side before going inside, I smile as I still
see beauty in these simple surroundings and I know in my heart "I am home."

10 comments:

Pienosole said...

To be home is such a beautiful feeling and experience :-).
Wishing you a sound and peaceful sleep...

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Pienosole, thank you for your kind words. You have made my evening before turning this machine off.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Pienosole, you always have such kind words. If you care to
email me and tell me about yourself..

Beverly said...

Checking in. Sounds like the dog days of summer are making it hard for one who likes the outdoors and nature as much as you do. Weaning off the steroids is always hard. I hope you sleep like a log tonight....

Judy said...

Sleep should come a lot easier to us, as we work and we are tired--but it never does. I haven't cut back lilies yet--I think I should wait until after August 15th here? We've had a wonderful growing season this year--I have enjoyed it so much. I love your photos of "home".

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Beverly, always so good to hear from you and you are right about weaning from steroids - take care.
Judy, :)

Tabor said...

Home is where the heart is. You are home. Woodland gardening is a challenge for me as well. That weed looks a little like trumpet vine and you have to dig it out...way deep to get rid of it. It is not poison ivy, which is good.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Tabor, hope you are right :)
Need no more poison ivy on this body :)

Pienosole said...

Thanks for your invitation to write you. I'll do so soon. Happy Friday!

the wild magnolia said...

I do hope you are soon able to sleep well.

great garden pic.