I’m starting today, New Year’s Eve day, with some quiet time in the backyard. Max and I spent most of yesterday working on my garden, and this morning I decided I’d get up with the dawn so I could see exactly where the sun hits each part of the garden, and for how long. There’s no point putting in beautiful plants if they are going to get scorched or receive no sunlight at all, right?
It has been the perfect thing to do on the morning of a busy day. I rolled out of bed at 6 30am, made myself an iced coffee, and sat down at my outdoor table with a little map of the backyard so I could record where and when the sun hits each part of it.
I’ve never been a morning person, but I can see how someone might be. Taking the time to soak up the morning, to bask in the silent and peaceful sunlight as it creeped higher up my garden walls felt so lovely. I think I’m ready for the new year.
I’m still relying on my phone to blog, and hopefully will have Internet sorted out once all the offices reopen later this week. I miss interacting with all my blog buddies, but I am reading as much of your writing as I can via my phone! I hope you have a safe, fun New Year’s Eve!