It may not look like much at the moment, but that gentle reader, is our garden. Simon has been labouring in the hot sun all day, pick-axing through rock and boulders and moving heavy stuff and overall being a hero.
In comparison, I’ve been putting my feet up munching on bonbons. Oh sure, I did the domestic stuff – you know – cleaning, laundry, baking, making meals, shopping, walking dogs – but, as I said, I’ve had an easy time of it.
Ergo – I am trying not to feel guilty. Tomorrow I am taking the dogs on a hike near Nakusp and then visiting the nursery. The bulk of our garden is going in late but heck – we’ll have a garden anyway. There’s just so much to do with this property.
What I liked today: walking in the hot sun (heat! Yay!) on the Galena trail and doing it slowly because when I’m not doing an arduous hike, I really like the way the sun slows me down. Most of the time I have two speeds: flat out and stop. Heat puts me in another place. I truly understand the whole slow pace of thing in hot climates – not just because it’s practical but because it feels good. And that “feel-good” phenomenon extends to a mental state of mind too. The sun makes you happy. No – it’s not the only factor – but it helps. It’s why we want light and sun to come into a house. It’s important.
I turned down another KMC hike today. (What’s the world coming to?) The description included hiking on old forestry roads, bushwhacking and climbing over boulders as well as snow.
No thanks. I’m done with all that for this season. But I noticed that the south face of Idaho Peak is almost free of snow. I sense a trip to the top coming up very soon. And out first backpacking trip of the season is only 10 days away.