Later in the Day -- Rain

NOT this bed yet, though....
I spent a few hours pulling weeds & dividing some plants yesterday morning.  Except for a blister in the middle of my right hand, it felt good (and LOOKS great)!

Later in the day came a sweet, gentle and much-needed rain.

I couldn't help but think that the hard work of weight loss and fitness is frequently followed by a satisfying "rain" of desired results.  Refreshing blessings.  Or at least that has been my experience in the past...and now as once again I journey to a "better place" physically.

We are still on vacation.  Leisurely yard work CAN be very restorative.  (As is/was an excursion to My Favorite Thrift Store and The Factory - a wonderful restaurant featuring a healthy salmon-topped salad special on Fridays.)


  1. I know we need the rain but I want to play in my yard so badly! It seems that on the nice days, I've had to work. But I'm sure that soon enough the weather will be more consistent. Those flowers are beautiful Rebecca.
    I was surprised to learn that I had lost 11 pounds over the last few weeks. I don't know how except that I have been eating good and doing a lot of work in and out of the house!!
    Love Di ♥

    1. Hope you could "afford" to lose those 11, Di! Sure wish I had experienced that kind of surprise - although I've been losing slowly and steadily...

  2. Beautiful flowers, Rebecca. Just beautiful. Susan

  3. The cascading phlox have always been a spring favorite of mine, Susan. Mine have really spread out the past few years...

  4. Enjoyed reading these thoughts,