Thursday, May 7, 2009

Rest


Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. by John Lubbock



To me this sounds like something I need to do real soon.


17 comments:

RainGardener said...

I know the feeling - I think I could do this real soon too.

Ginger said...

Man, me too. I need it badly, and it's nowhere in sight. :( I wish I was at least busy with something I found fulfilling to some degree!!

FlowerLady said...

Becca ~ That is such a true statement. We get so caught up in the busyness of our everyday lives, that we forget to take little vacations, just to relax and revive. Thanks for the reminder.

FlowerLady

Elizabeth Bradley said...

I wish I could make like Bewitched and twitch my nose and be transported to that beach you've pictured.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

That is a great quote. I think many of us feel guilty resting, like we're being lazy or something. I would love to be on a beach resting in the sun right now!

Susie said...

Me too! This has been a tough week!

Phoenix C. said...

Oh I so agree! A few moments tranquillity and contemplation in nature energize one so much!

KaysWay said...

Love the photo of your helper. I saw you blog listed on another blog that I follow and thought I'd drop by and take a look. I'm thinking about starting a container garden on my patio. I already grow tomatoes there.

Kay

Far Side of Fifty said...

You should take the time! Today I just sat out by some wild violets..as I was photographing them while sitting on the ground, and enjoying the sunshine and the clouds moving in the sky..it was refreshing..even tho I still wore a sweatshirt and it was windy. At least the ground is warm enough to sit on! Minnesota takes a while to warm up after the winter:)

TRES BELLE said...

I'm with you on this. We don't always remember how relaxing laying on the grass watching the clouds and listening to the birds around us is. It will renew your soul.

Kris

lili11 said...

Yeah, me too! It sounded great! Blossom Blooms

Darla said...

It sure does sound like a great idea!

Milah said...

I needed to read this! I sometimes get so busy I forget to make time for those moments to myself. Thanks for sharing!

Blessings!

Tatyana said...

Wise words and beautiful image! Thank you Becca!
Nice stop during spring garden race.

Little Ant said...

What an awesome picture. So serene. Just looking at it calms one down.

NatureStop said...

Beautiful words and amazing pic!

Victoria said...

Oh yeah! I've been in the garden all day and my back HURTS.