Wednesday, 15 September 2021

A hobby a day keeps the doldrums away. Phyllis McGinley

I don't know who Phyllus McGinley is but I saw the title quote and it made me laugh. This lockdown, I have taken to planting seeds. Not gardening mind you, just planting seeds and watching them grow. I am taking great delight in what sprouts. Even though I clearly planted carrots in the wrong container, confirmed when the carrot started growing OUT of the ground, begging to be harvested. We ate it, tiny as it was.

My greatest joy has been watching this flower grow from scratch - in a pot I made no less. 

It's planting without purpose. I don't care what comes of it. I just like to see what happens.

It's a quiet little few minues a day in the sunshine watering plants.

That in turn seems to nourish me in these house bound days.

Have you taken up new hobbies in lockdown?

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  1. Oh so pretty. It's good to see what seeds grow into. So fun.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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    1. I had to google transalte but what a wonderful word this is. I like the sound of it (even in my butchering Aussie accent)

  3. Es ist manchmal erstaunlich, was aus einem winzigen Samenkorn entsteht.
    L G Pia

  4. What a rewarding hobby - love the funny carrot picture!

  5. would be boring without a hobby or two.

  6. Yes depression but also sort of low mood and stagnation

  7. Your lonely little autumn aster is soyful and beautiful. What a delight for you!

  8. That's what I call gardening!
    Pretty flower.
    No doldrums here, either :)

  9. I love seeing seedlings growing from seeds. It brings such joy! I specially love the flower growing in the pot you made. Absolutely lovely!


  10. Very nice. Hope it grows big.

  11. Beautiful pictures. Sometimes I also cross roots of plants with one and then I also have new nature of a plant that I don't know the name of either. And the small carrots probably taste the best, they always say.;) Have a wonderful sunday.

  12. I love tat you're planting doesn't count as gardening and is planting without purpose! Such lovely results and just what we need to see in these harsh times. I haven't taken up any new hobbies but continued with stopping and reading whenever I feel the urge. Everything else like housework can wait!

  13. can't agree more! Look at all those flowers. I really envy those who have green thumbs. I mostly fail when it comes to that department

  14. I love aster flowers, I can understand the joy of growing flowers from seeds, Thanks for joining in Garden affair.