Thursday, 7 May 2015

I'm TRYING to take it easy!

I'm not feeling sorry for myself. I love hard, physical work.  Trying to keep my foot elevated, and pacing myself, is all. Sigh. Hubby's been great, fetching dinners and being supportive.

I love working outside:  cleaning up the workbench, stacking the wood, throwing the rocks around the goldfish pond. However, I overdid it. I gave my left foot some tenosynovitis. I did it in 2011 to my right foot, where the sheath around the tendon swells and becomes painful. I have to learn my lesson, and slow down when the pain comes. Then: foot up, ice it, and take it easy.
DRS was in the pile
(Dratted Red Squirrel!)
I'm sure you know how hard this is! I have several piles of wood to stack, brush to move, and other chores.

Today, I figured out I could weed the garden sitting on my butt. I had a buddy, Daisy, and I met a blue-spotted salamander! That was fun.

It's important to stop and smell the roses! This tiny little creature, with delicate little toes, is such an important part of the environment.

The colourful flowers in the front garden are wonderful. I laud the previous gardeners at this house. I've added bulbs! Dorah had to give a big hug to the day lily, wrapping her arms around it, with joy and love of the season.  The dratted red lily bugs are out...


I ambled down to the pond with Annabelle. We spotted a bullfrog catching brunch. We sat on the upturned logs, and smelled the beautiful spring smells, inhaling the beauty with all of our senses.

I sat on the front porch, foot elevated, and watched the birds. (I'll post those photos tomorrow!) I could see the Trillium blooming. A sure sign of the turning of the seasons.


Goldfish are happy in the pond. Where the overflow comes in, they dance under the waterfall. One zoomed by, like an orange shark, fins out of the water. We're all happy with the changing scenery.We have 10 goldfish now.

15 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jen, I love the photos.. The frogs Pileated and the kitties are all beautiful.. Take care of your foot. Happy Thursday!

ladyfi said...

WHat lovely shots - love that water lily! Hope your foot gets better soon.

William Kendall said...

Ouch! The weather looks lovely... and the cats seem pleased to see spring.

Vagabonde said...

I enlarged all your photos – they are great! Love seeing your beautiful cats, and the flowers, and the ducks, and the frogs – I guess I liked everything you showed! Take it easy.

Out To Pasture said...

Sorry about your injured foot. I know how much outside chores can overextend us at this time of year. I loved the little salamander. Such a cutie! I really enjoy seeing the treasures in your patch. Cheers!

Christine said...

isn't this a perfect time of year? Hope you recover soon Jenn.

Christine said...

Isn't this the perfect time of year? Hope you recover soon Jenn.

Nancy J said...

Take some time to rest, if the trees were dead when felled, the wood will all be dry enough to stack, or leave out, Our trees are felled when green, co cut, split, then left in the open for a year to dry, and not covered. Then when dry, thrown, heaved, or tossed into the shed. All your photos with words are a lovely story today. Hugs. Taking life very quietly here, Hugh has had 7 bad days, pain from early a.m. to late afternoon, no idea why it has flared up so severly.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
.....hmmmm... am pretty sure butt-weeding is not taking it easy!!! Neither is 'ambling to the pond'... but you can't keep a worker down! YAM xx

Olga Hebert said...

All those flowers in bloom already? My garden needs a pep talk.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Human BEing not human DOing! Sometimes you have to remember that. Love the woodpecker, I've been chasing one around here but can't get a decent picture; he is camera shy. Lots more birds here in the RV park now that most people have left for the season.

Also love the salamander. One time years ago my granddaughter brought home two of them from a fishing trip. She named them Sal and Mandy. They lived in the frog pond on their place for quite a while.

Kay said...

Gorgeous photos! I've never seen white bleeding hearts or spotless ladybugs. Then again, I wonder if that is a ladybug. Please take care of yourself, Jenn and don't overdo.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos! I love all the flowers and the critters. Try to take it easy. I hope your foot gets better quickly.

Debbie said...

we think we are "wonderwoman" we can "do it all"....we find out the hard way that we "ain't" what we use to be, even though our mind thinks differently!!!

take care of that foot!!!!

Debbie said...

i forgot to say the images and blooms are beautiful, really beautiful!!!!