I was talking with a fellow gardener recently and she mentioned that this time of year is hard for her. She could really explain why it was hard for her other than she was in a funk. I too find this time of year more difficult when it comes to my moods. It is also harder to come up with ideal to blog about. I still have been reading my favorite blogs off and on but for me there is less to blog about. I could post pictures of snow or bear trees and I am sure you don't want to see the piles of dog poo frozen in the yard. Which reminds me need to get that picked up. Do I have any volunteers? Thought not!
Anyway back to this funk I am in. This happens every year and around now is when I notice it. I really think it starts in the fall when the garden starts it's decline to winter. It just take until now for it to fully set in since the holiday keep me busy in other ways. So my question to all of you in blog land is what are your secrets to less the effect of the funk, that is if you get in that mood?
Here are a couple of things I do that helps a little but nothing can replace the sun and working in the yard.
Read all the garden magazines from the summer months the I have just stacked up in a pile.
Set unrealistic goals for what I want to do next summer from looking at all the wonderful things in the magazines.
Make wish lists from all the seed catalogs that are starting to come in the mail.
Order seed that I will never get around to planting. Hope I am not the only one that does this one.
Go to my favorite websites and see what they show is new for this year.
Mark on the calendar when the garden shows are and make plans to go.
Schedule vacation time now so I am sure to gets the days off I want to work in the garden.
Have the Doctor up the meds or as Scott call them the anti bastard pills (he is so loving)
Make phone call to catch up with old friends and family that I don't get to see that much in the summer because I am working in the garden.
If you would have any other ideals please let me know.