Most of the time I am happy to be lazy. I enjoy curling up with a good book, or watching a favorite movie with my husband. But of course there are always chores to be done: washing dishes, doing laundry, sweeping floors, watering the garden, etc.
One of my favorite tasks is watering the garden. While it requires some mindfulness and observation, it is also a good time for creative and parallel thinking and a time-out from the relentlessly stressful news of politics and world events.
Outside, I puzzle over the “volunteer” birdseed plants that our cardinals are currently enjoying. I reflect on the coming day and think about my next paintings or photos. I observe the beauty of the garden from different angles, always surprised by new vistas.
The attached images have been edited with Snapseed, ToonCamera and Tangled FX.