Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Zen and the Art of Weed Eater Maintenance

The weather today was another one for the picture books. A gentle breeze out of the west kept the wind
chimes on the screened porch playing their random wind songs. White feathery clouds rippled the sky like rows of heavenly cotton.
I usually do yoga on the deck before coffee, but this morning, I decided to commune with nature. Zeus the rooster was broadcasting to the community, and if he could talk, I think he'd be screaming at the top of his lungs:  It's time to get up! The morning is getting away! You're sleeping your life away!
I feel bad for Zeus because we've lost both hens since he came. A raccoon got one and the other died of natural causes this week. He seems lonesome in the pen. I plan to get him some mates soon when we get back from our cruise.
I got an idea for my column for Sunday and I knocked it out in about an hour this morning. This afternoon I worked around the creative space and the barn.
Theres so much I want to do, but there's so little time. I know this sounds strange from someone who is supposedly retired, but it's true.
But I digress. Today I had time, and I fell into a rhythm doing work with my hands. I cleared privets, felled dead trees, and cleared the space around our creative space. It felt good to work, to sweat, and at the end of the day, to see progress.
I sat on the porch of the creative space, sipped cold water, and admired my handiwork. I still have a long way to get to where I want to be, but I won't have as far to go tomorrow, as I did yesterday.



14 comments:

  1. Perfect Rick... I agree that you won't have as far to go tomorrow;-)

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    1. Thanks Launna. Hope all is well with you.

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  2. I really don't enjoy cleaning the leaves from our 80 oak trees out of all the flower beds but once I get done, I love to lay in my hammock and enjoy the beauty.
    You need a huge hammock for you and Jilda!
    Enjoy the fruits of your labor!

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    1. Yikes! That's a lot of leaves :)
      A hammock sounds perfect.
      R

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  3. Nice images, Rick. I could have used your "Zeus" knowledge for my post today! (Deciphering a chicken or rooster.ha) Take care. Susan

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    1. Looks like several people gave you the right answer over at your blog :)

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  4. No Zen moments around the Pines tonight..Eddy got skunked! I'm glad your projects are getting done and I have enough to keep Jack and I busy for 10 summers! However, it's good to just take a moment and enjoy the day. Have a great week!

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    1. A homeowner's job is NEVER done :)

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  5. I spent several days doing all kinds of outdoor work....now I am back in computer land thanks to my son's generosity! It is good to get back here and read your blog! Diana

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    1. Diana, I thought you'd been abducted by aliens :) It's good to hear from you. I'm glad your son helped you out.

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  6. I am sure the rooster will enjoy having hens around.
    Otherwise he might begin to chase Jilda around lol
    They do a wonderful romance dance. :)

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    1. He already does chase anyone that comes in the yard. He doesn't have spurs yet, but when he does, I'll need to clip them off to keep him for sinking them in one of our legs :)

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  7. I hope you enjoy your day as much as I enjoy your posts--& THAT'S A LOT!!

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    1. Thank you. I could hug your neck :)
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