Many hours in the garden today,
returning the abundant but spent growth back to the soil,
via compost heaps,
which first had to be emptied
into raised beds that had to be repaired.
I paused just long enough to rescue these from the tangle
to give them a last chance to shine.
Meanwhile, waiting impatiently in the wings,
the Paperwhites have put on extraordinarily rapid growth
in just one week.
Could everything just slow down a bit,
I'm feeling quite giddy.
On October 2nd the newsreader announced at 6 a.m that it was
and no one corrected him.
Merry Christmas everyone.