Since moving to this lovely house, I have inherited a beautiful garden - terraced, full of shrubs and flowers and soft fruit. And it has a pond. So far all I've had to do is feed the birds but soon the snows will go, the ground will warm up and nature will get itself into gear. Which I'll need to do, too, if I'm not to be overwhelmed. I'm glad to have discovered this post:
With illnesses like ME, fatigue and pain as well as brain fog and concentration lapses are common. So, it's important to make sure that when you garden, you are as comfortable as possible to help keep symptoms at bay. With trial and error, you should be able to find an approach that allows you to focus on your hobby - even if just for a few minutes - instead of worsening your symptoms.
It's not a day for going outside, even if I was feeling fabulous, and I'm not. My only trip outside was fleeting, to feed the birds with fat and seed cake that I'd made. Now rain is lashing against the windows and washing away yesterday's snow. I'm enjoying a cosy afternoon, counting my blessings, thinking of this gorgeous garden - looking forward to finding out what all the plants and trees are this first year. So much to learn. Wondering whether there's any scope for a few more bulbs. Looking forward to learning how to look after the pond and how to encourage more wildlife. Wondering about that tabby cat that visited in the early-morning gloom, with its wide, banded, black tipped tail, tempted by ancient goat's cheese.
I'm an Acharya (a senior teacher) with the Order of Amida Buddha, which is a Pureland Buddhist Order. I'm a minister, teach on-line and hold Pureland Buddhist sangha gatherings in Perth, Scotland. I mainly write about Buddhist matters and share the teachings of the Head of our Order, Dharmavidya David Brazier