There are days when you should just hang your shovel up, put the wheelbarrow back in the garage, and go inside to water houseplants.
There are days when everywhere you dig to plant bulbs seems like the wrong place to dig. There are roots in the way. Or you keep hitting rocks. Many rocks. Too many rocks. Where did all these rocks come from?
There are days when you dig up bulbs from previous years, which is not what you want to do when you are planting more bulbs.
There are days when it is just better to sit and think, to look and contemplate and not try to dig, to follow the advice of Elizabeth Lawrence, “Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.”
There are days…
May those days be few and far between for you.
May those days pass quickly and take with them their roots and rocks.
May those days be filled with colorful leaves, to remind you of the beauty of the garden in all seasons.
May those days never keep you from gardening.