1 EAGLETON NOTES: A Pretty Good Day

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Sunday, 20 May 2012

A Pretty Good Day

I've had a busy time since I arrived back in Eagleton and my first visitors have already moved on to stay with other friends.   Although it's often been sunny we've had very strong cold winds.  Yesterday the wind had virtually disappeared and it was a balmy 11℃ (52℉) so that was my first day spent almost entirely in the garden.  It's always good to get the lawns scarified, cut and top dressed for the summer early on.  I managed quite a few other tasks as well and it was wonderful listening to the waterfall into the garden pond, the gentle lapping of the sea below and the calls of the Skylarks.

By the late afternoon I decided that enough was enough and treated myself to a spa bath to ease the  limbs which, I was sure, would otherwise be aching by the morning.

In the evening a friend arrived with an excellent bottle of the red stuff vintage 2006 and in perfect quaffing condition.  We duly obliged the vingneron and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.  By 10pm Carol had left and 15 minutes later I - who rarely goes to bed before midnight - was asleep.  Which is how I stayed for the following seven hours.

It's amazing what a day in the garden can do for the body and soul.

8 comments:

  1. Sounds good. I've had a day of 'gardening' myself, feeling quite exhausted after just planting a few plants on the balcony. But then before I could do that I had to go buy them first...

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    1. Monica, sometimes I wish that I had less garden to attend to. It's not so much the gardening I enjoyed yesterday as being out in the open air and sun again.

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    2. Yes, I understand that. A bit of gardening gives one something "to do" while being outside.

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  2. I enjoy watching, observing someone as they sift through the garden. They look so peaceful and content. I want that for myself and simply can't have it. I always feel the opposite when working in the dirt :/ My mother and my grandfather were, both, lovers of the earth and everything that they could be a part of the making of. I suppose my peace and contentment are found elsewhere. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your day and found an evening to follow :)

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    1. As I replied to Monica it's more the being out in the sun with a purpose that I enjoy.

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  3. Sounds like a perfect day! Doing satisfying work in the garden, then spending time with a good friend over a bottle of wine...wonderful.

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  4. shabby girl beat me to the exact words I had in mind! I'll add...I can't think of a better way to spend the day and end it!

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  5. If that was a pretty good day - what does it take to be a really good one, I wonder?

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