Cheers to the weekend! I still have a full day of work today, but I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend. I’ve many plans, like gardening, journaling, and a little shopping since I need new sunglasses.
My garden is blooming with many flowers right now, I guess everywhere around here is. A heat wave is on the way, not good for the flowers. We have put water bags around the trees, but the little ones will need more watering. Hope they can keep up with the heat.
treasured by seven locker charms
the hidden innocence
a sacred space
each petal whispering for help
obeying no set rules
the poisoned thorns
This week’s prompt for Tanka Tuesday is synonyms only, and the words are sanctuary and follow. I’ve chosen sacred and obeying for my poem. I’m trying new syllabic forms and today I have Cinquo poem. This form consists of 5 lines: 2, 8, 6, 4, 2 and the poem should be unrhymed. I decided to write a double cinquo since I had too much to say.
The photo was taken with my Nikon. I rarely used it, but I thought this pretty rose deserved it. I’m sharing with FOTD.
Relax. Pockets of ‘me time’ during the day, sometimes not easy to find room for self-care in the middle of the daily business, but it’s a must to be able to do so. Early ‘me time’ sometimes starts with morning pages and a cup of coffee, other times it starts with a run by the river.
Either way, these are moments for relaxing and organizing my thoughts before getting ready for the day. As an introvert, it isn’t easy to be in contact with people and socializing at the work place. I need down time, to think and recharge.
Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges.
My garden is my private paradise. Taking care and admiring the flowers and the vegetables or just sitting down and looking at the sky and feeling the breeze washing over my face and my hair. When at home I make sure I have a garden walk at least 3 times per day, generally after each meal.
Nothing more relaxing than spending a hot summer afternoon with a book and a refreshing drink.
Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.
Sharing with WQWWC, this week’s theme is Relax. And you? What you do to relax during the summer?
I say: When your garden gives you green tomatoes, be patient, they will ripe, or make green tomato sauce if you can’t wait. Never give up, so don’t throw away your lemons or green tomatoes. I know it’s easier to say than to do it, but we need to try.
We have lots of butterflies and bees in the garden, but not so much dragonflies. When I spot one of those, I believe that it’s bringing a message to me, or it’s a sign of transformation, something I need to change.
It’s already noon here! I had a busy morning and nothing better than letting go of unpleasant thoughts and worries than keep the hands occupied. I started the day early than usual, I didn’t sleep well, so instead of being in bed I got up and walked in the garden, saying hello to my flowers. After that, I had breakfast and cleaned up the house. I’ve just finished and I’m exhausted but feeling better, mission accomplished!