I have been polishing an article about pollinators. Good writing demands truth, so let me be honest…. I am still thinking about an article on the importance of pollinators.
I attended a day long symposium on the subject hosted by Coastal Wildscapes of Georgia and there is so much to say about pollinators that I do not know where to begin. But once I start, I promise I will do my best to polish it off, and perhaps share on my blog.
In the mean time, as we are about to kiss January good-bye, I have hunkered down a bit with the onset of some cooler temperatures. It meant that the knitting comes out.
Did you read in the New York Times that knitting is good for your health? Meditation reduces stress, and it has been shown through studies that stitching can benefit the body in many of the same ways. Knitting = meditation. If you missed it, you can read it here: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/01/25/the-health-benefits-of-knitting/?rref=health&module=Ribbon&version=context®ion=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Health&pgtype=Blogs
SO what is keeping me from the writing? There has been some baking, but only the good kind. Lemon squares made with fresh Georgia lemons counts as healthy, yes? All that Vitamin C!
And Grandma’s Plum Pudding? Isn’t that a superior way to get fruit and nuts into your diet?
Walking on the beach at Tybee Island kept me from the computer.
Harvesting the last of the cabbage and lettuce before getting ready for the Spring crop! No time for the computer when crops are ready for harvest!
The resolutions for change in 2016 are still staring me down. No, I haven’t figured out how to wear my new contacts all day. What is wrong with me? No, I haven’t found a new hairdresser here in Georgia, and since I have been changed into every color from blonde, through red and now dark brunette because NO ONE seems to know how to work with my Northern brand of hair, I am afraid to even step foot into a salon and surrender to the sink. When did fear of hair color enter the equation? Getting great hair, and seeing without distracting frames seem to be too much resolution. I think I’ll go back to the knitting where some focus and repetition will lead me to my inner bliss. And THEN I will get to the procrastination….I mean pollinators.
I think nature intended us to rest a bit in the winter. We’ll be here for you, when you have the pollinators piece is finished. 🙂 Hair is always a challenge. I’ve just changed hairdressers recently and I’ve got to work with her to learn the ropes that are my hair.
Enjoy the weekend.
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No pollinators, no food. Now, if everyone just understood that, we’d all be better off. 🙂 I wore contacts for years and years but gave them up a while back and then last year stopped coloring my hair. LOL Good luck with your contacts and your hair color and style choices. I’m sure you’ll look beautiful. 🙂
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Glad to hear stitching is as good as meditation, as I’m much more apt to pick up a needle than sit on a cushion saying ‘om’ (as much as I have tried and failed to stick to it). Hope you find your hair stylist soon. 🙂
I’m anxious to hear about the pollinators. They bring hives into the orchards each year which worries me – where are our bees? Talk to us about what to plant to encourage the butterflies and bees, will you? I wish you luck with your contacts. And even more luck with a hairdresser. Remember – low lights and high lights! And foils. No solid anything. You always look beautiful.
Hi Jayne, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!
I often wonder why the little things are sometimes so hard to handle. I still haven’t managed to find a satisfying new hair stylist since my old one moved and I failed to wear my new contacts, so I am back to glasses. But I refuse to get bogged down by stuff like this. I don’t knit but I meditate, which helps me to overcome obstacles, the small and the big ones!
Wishing you the energy, courage, determination or whatever is needed to write you article about pollinators. I think it is a great and interesting topic and I would love to read it here on your blog!
I’ve agreed to write a monthly column in a garden magazine, and I know what you mean about procrastination. After promising my editor a Monday delivery, I spent all of Sunday at the computer, when I would have much rather have been outside in the garden.
Don’t I know that feeling. When it could be so easy to inside on the rainy or cold day, why do we wait to the last minute and give up a perfectly wonderful garden day??? Because we are predisposed to procrastination, I guess. No hope.