Stepping onto the patio this afternoon was all it took to get my green thumbs itching. Itching to pull a few weeds, trim a few spent perennials and pick up stray limbs and leaves, that is. I realize this may not sound enticing to everyone, but I think the gardeners among us can probably relate. It just feels so good to be out in the fresh air becoming one with nature once again.
The one nice thing about gardening at this time of year is the work load is fairly light. Which, in turn, leaves more time for sitting on the patio and enjoying the warm sunshine and soothing waterfall sounds.
While I was sitting there I thought that maybe some of you might like to enjoy it along with me so I made an attempt at movie making.
After awhile I decided to fill the birdbath and feeders.
Then it was time to sit down and wait for the dinner guests to arrive.
It wasn't long until the first one showed up.
A wee little chickadee who seems to be asking the hummingbird if it's okay to begin eating.
Looks like the answer was "yes".
Birdwatching was followed by a walk around the block.
Jaxson wasn't ready to call it a day until he and grandpa could check on the goldfish.
Once it was decided that everybody was present and accounted for, it was time to head in for dinner.
Simple pleasures on this January afternoon.
Now tell me about your afternoon. I hope it was a good one and you, too, enjoyed simple pleasures.