Today on the Crafting my Life Vlog, I’m trying to embrace the winter and the change of rest it provides.
Rest for my Garden, Rest for Me
I am working to become a better gardener, and one of the things I’m doing is winterizing my garden. I did some research, and one of the things I’m supposed to do is mulch. And apparently, leaves make excellent mulch. Plus – bonus points – they’re free. For a number of days earlier this week I brought nylon bags with me when I walked my daughter to school and back, and filled them with leaves to spread on my garden. Fingers crossed that my effort pays off, and my garden is better than ever next year.
As I worked to put my garden to bed for the season, and as the days get shorter and colder, there’s no denying that winter is on its way. In fact, it feels very much as if it’s already here, the date on the calendar notwithstanding. I have to admit I’m not terribly thrilled about the arrival of the season. I prefer warm weather, fresh fruit and lots of daylight to cold, root vegetables and sunset coming well before I’m ready to cook dinner. My first impulse, when presented with the undeniable signs that summer is over, is to dig in my heels. But that wouldn’t accomplish anything.
A Vlog About Winter and Making Space for Rest
Today on the vlog, I talk about the opportunity for rest that comes with the winter. Whether I like it or not, we all need seasons when we spend less time doing and more time being. Cold, dark days provide the perfect opportunity to do just that. So, rather than being angry with the winter, this year I’m trying to embrace it. If you could use a little rest yourself, take a minute or two to watch the vlog and then brew yourself a nice cup of hot tea and curl up with a good book: