Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Things I've never done before

Just after coffee, I stepped down to the garden to do some weeding. I stayed on top of it early on, but got busy on several projects for the last two weeks which turned the garden into a jungle. 
I got into the Zen of garden maintenance and a while later my shirt looked as if I'd showered with my clothes on.

I went inside to hydrate and set in front of the box fan we keep in our bedroom for white noise at night.
I cooled off, but before I showered, I decided to do yoga. I've been on a roll the last several weeks and I wanted to continue the trend until it becomes habit.

I headed to the back deck, lit some incense, dialed up some meditation music on Pandora and started my postures.

About five minutes into the session, I felt a cool drop of rain hit my shoulder. Instead of fleeing inside, I put my phone in my pocket to keep it from getting soaked and moved into a warrior one. Looking into the sky, I could see sun off to the east, but overhead were clouds as thick as wood smoke.

The rain picked up, and I focused on the wind in the chimes, and rain ticking on the metal roof. 
I'd never done yoga in the rain, but it felt great. 

By the time I wound down, the clouds had moved off to the west (they usually move in the opposite direction) and the sun bore down

After twenty minutes of meditation, I picked up my mat and laid it across a banister to dry before going inside to shower.

I love doing things I've never done before. 


  1. If I keep reading this, I might finally get back into yoga positions. good one! I like it.

  2. Trying something new opens us up to learning.


  3. Morning, I have never done yoga, but I do get quiet before the Lord and pray. I also enjoy walking and praying.I have the last few years have tried to do something new each year!
    I have heard that there is a Christian yoga that many people are trying. I think being flexible and still at the same time does quiet us!
    I have forty acres of ZEN ;o)

  4. Sounds like a perfect yoga practise - well done

  5. Love it! I've never tried yoga, but I do love to garden. I've been so busy lately, it's looking like a weed garden around my house. Maybe I'll pull some today and hope for rain!

  6. Sounds like a peaceful way to unwind...that's great!

  7. You're an inspiration, but somehow I see myself in a yoga position and a bolt of lightning striking my bum! Trying to keep up with the weeds this year has been a real challenge. Just when I think I'm good I look over at another planting area and there they big as that sunflower behind you in your pic!

  8. Anonymous8:16 AM

    BTW iLoVE sunflowers!!!! my favorite flower!!! #sunflowers

  9. Anonymous8:18 AM

    Thanks! Merci! Grazie! iLoVE this article and it is so invigorating indeed to DO new things! i LiVE for adventures...meeting new people, etc. #MuchLoVE

  10. You are inspiring me to do something unusual, as well.
    It is good to see your name again. We were in Switzerland visiting our daughter for 3 weeks, came home, got colds, etc. Getting back to normal, and looking forward to reading your blogs.


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