I have just emptied my second rain barrel. I hope it rains again soon! I think I am going out to buy a third rain barrel. The city sells them for about $50.00 at the recycle depot. My dad thinks I'm crazy to continually fill my watering can, (which I received for a birthday gift and love!) and then proceed to walk around my garden watering the containers and anything newly planted. It's so peaceful to water by hand and take the time to notice what plant might need a trim or deadhead a flower before it goes to seed to prolong bloom. All the bending and squatting just has to be good for my waist, legs and behind!
There is something magical about mornings. The air is clean and the birds are singing. It's not yet too warm and the sun feels good. I am definitely not a morning person as any of my friends can attest to. However, when I get up with the kids in the morning to get them off to school...... that time seems so precious to me. A time to appreciate the work which I've put into our garden and sit down with a cup of tea!