Yesterday my fingernails were clean, my head was rested, yes even my body was rested. Today? yes, black fingernails and a buzzing head. Cant say that my body is tired after only one day back at work but I guess it won’t be long.
The great thing is that I have a weeks worth of lovely memories of my time at the coast (no not in a Covid hotspot thankfully) Although the weather was overcast almost all the time I managed a couple of refreshing swims and the rest of the time walked in scenic National Parks and on beautiful uncrowded beaches.
My heart is definitely coastally orientated; water, sand, sea, waves, rocks, windswept scenery are my thing. That is the legacy of a childhood spent on various coasts of various countries….but that is another story.
I was delighted, when I was down at the coast this time, to discover so many of the plants thriving in precarious situations were some of the very plants that I sell and which are also extremely hardy here in Murrumbateman and Canberra. How can that be? Partly because the plants I take cuttings and seed from are already growing here in my garden and are acclimatised to the climate here but also because these plants are just seriously hardy to a range of difficult conditions.
So every time I look at one of these plants in my garden I am going to remember my week at the coast and savour that memory of rest and relaxation.