Saturday, June 19, 2010

Day 142: Weeding Bliss

Yeah, you read that right. My Joyful Moment came today while I was weeding my garden. This picture is from before I weeded. I don't have an "after" to show you how great it looks. But it does look really great.

We have some sneaky sneaky weeds, so I haven't dared pull many of them up for fear of actually uprooting something we planted. But by now, things have grown enough that I could tell what was what, for the most part. So, I went out for some intense weeding today.

So intense. We had a billion weeds out there in our little garden! But I tackled them all. And I totally won. The best part, though, was when I got over to the side where the tomato plants are growing. Suddenly, I was surrounded by a heavenly aroma--fresh, home grown tomatoes. Oh. My. Yum. JOYFUL MOMENT!!!

As I attacked the remaining weeds, I was fantasizing sitting out there and eating tomatoes fresh off the vine once they're ready to harvest. Oh, the smell was divine!

If this seems a little over the top for tomatoes, you've obviously never tried a homegrown tomato. Beg, steal, or borrow to get your taste buds on one ASAP. But don't steal one of mine. I'd be sad.

Stepping out of the garden and seeing how nice and neat it looked after my hard work was a Joyful Moment as well. But it's hard to compete with tomato perfume.

Wishing you all aromatic (preferably of the fresh tomato scent) Joyful Moments!


Linda said...

Funny - I read "Wedding Bliss" at first and couldn't figure it out. I am happy to hear your enthusiasm for the garden. I love gardening too! If I can find a house for sure I'll find a spot to garden.

Linda said...

My joy - Meeting Aunt Karen's beau - seems like a great guy!