When it comes to achieving a work-life balance, after a pressured work day, there is nothing more relaxing than getting to work in the garden.
Not really work, though. Getting your hands dirty.
Getting connected to the earth and the soil. The dryness, the moisture.
Almost, in many ways, a feeling of being detached from the realities of life,
of this world. Connecting with Mother Earth, literally.
I just love harvesting and eating home-grown vegetables and fruits.
The strong, rich flavors of freshly picked lettuce, partnered with sliced cucumber, tomato and onion, seasoned with a touch of white pepper
and just a light drizzle of vinegar,
layered between two pieces of fresh buttered bread, is a favorite of mine.
Store produce tastes so insipid, in comparison.
Eating fresh, home grown fruit is almost euphoric at times,
with the juice dribbling down your chin and your body absolutely
soaking up the deep-sugary, sweetness, from tree ripened fruit.
Freshly cut flowers, placed about the home,
in intricate glasses or vases, brings a warm glow
and smile to the atmosphere therein.