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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Exercising in the Garden

Tom and I have been walking almost every day, averaging about 3.5 miles per day.  It's good exercise, and with the weather dry again, it's enjoyable.  

But my legs are getting weary, and it was time for a change up.

As the cold fog cleared this morning about 10:00, we decided it was time to get out into the yard to do some winter clean up.  Three hours of leaf blowing and raking the lawn and and picking up debris qualifies as my exercise for the day. 

It's looking clean and tidy out there again, and working in the sunshine was a treat, even if it was cold. 





 While I was cleaning, Tom was doing more grubby work, cleaning out some beds, clipping off perennials and vines and spading the final garden box where he harvested the last of the beets and carrots. 

We've had a take-it-easy afternoon, and soon we will be leaving to go out to dinner. We are celebrating Isaac's 13th birthday this evening. Yesterday was his official birthday, and he had a party with school friends. Today is the family celebration.

Then tomorrow morning we will be in front of the TV watching football. The Seahawks are in the playoffs.


Go Hawks!

16 comments:

  1. We had fog today until afternoon. And even then, we had pockets of fog that blocked out the sun. It never got warm today. I'm glad you had some sunshine. :-)

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  2. You both did a LOT of work. Your place looks so spic and span. A different kind of exercise for sure.
    GO HAWKS
    MB

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  3. Your yard looks great! Hard to believe it's the first half of January. You can just imagine having lunch out on those chairs but then, it might be a little chilly!!

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  4. Hey, it's not fair that you have nice green grass! Sometimes we have to take a break from repetitive activities. And sometimes we have to do yard work. My yard work now is shoveling snow.

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  5. Your garden is looking a real delight. We have had nothing but rain for weeks on end so the ground is sodden and really not workable at the moment. I am enjoying indoor pursuits.

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  6. I once--during an annual physical--listed gardening as part of my exercise routine. My doctor looked at me askance and I remember thinking that she sure never worked in a garden. Your yard looks beautiful.

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  7. Lovely garden and patio.
    It's good that you find ways to exercise every day.
    Happy birthday to Isaac.
    Aloha from Hawaii.

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  8. Your yard looks very different this time of year. I believe I can even see a neighbor's house. Sounds like Issac is growing up and birthday celebrations are changing accordingly.

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  9. My goodness, look at all that green grass. We are looking at beige here. I have the game on and am rooting for your team since my team is home and out of it. Sure feel sorry for those fellows in such cold.

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  10. Hooray for some sunshine, it's abandoned us here. You garden looks great!

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  11. busy times, good you have sunshine and another teenager in the family!

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  12. Your yard looks very neat and clean and pretty. I'm dying to get outside and clean up, but had a lot to do inside today. We have sun today!

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  13. Your garden is all ready for the floral cavalcade of spring just around the corner.

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  14. Your garden looks absolutely immaculate! Wow! And spring will soon be around the corner.

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