The Evening Light

Fingernail Moon

In the evenings, I’ve been weeding and clearing the flower and vegetable beds, trying to bring a little order to the wildness and make space for springtime seeds and bulbs. The rain has softened the hard summer soil and the spade slides in with ease.

The air is still. Although I can hear the distant cars, there are fewer now, as most people are home from work and settling in for the night. I hear the slam of a car door and listen to the song of the blackbirds. A robin hops from fence-post to compost bin trying to attract my attention, chirping and flashing his berry breast.

The fruiting cherry tree was pot bound in its container so I’ve planted it out into the garden now and there are daffodils and other bulbs that need bedding before the ground gets too hard and cold. I’m sorry to say I’ve neglected the garden a bit this year – not cared for it quite as much as I should.

Once I get started though, I’m so engrossed in what I’m doing I barely notice the fading light – until I can’t see whether what I’m holding is sage or brambles – then I know it’s time to go inside.

7 thoughts on “The Evening Light

  1. Beautiful photo and words Kim. I always seem to shut up shop this time of year and stay indoors until spring. This year I have made an extra effort to spend more time in the garden. I have planted bulbs in a ‘woodland’ area only a couple of metres wide! I now have something to look forward to in spring. I should really be putting bulbs into containers too and forcing bulbs for Christmas. There is always something to do in the garden isn’t there? even if it is only planning and dreaming. x

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  2. I emnoy evening gardening too, it is the perfect way to wind down at the end of a busy day. You have reminded me that I need to plant my spring bulbs too, thank you! X

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