And I've been dreaming about dirt. I miss the smell of the dirt, the feel of the dirt, the warm breeze, and the sound of the birds. I long to simply dig in the dirt, void of any thoughts whatsoever; just the experience of being in the now. It's truly my therapy, and about this time of year I miss it very much.
There's a raft of research-based articles out there substantiating garden therapy and healing gardens. Digging in the dirt has been proven to lower your heart rate, improve your mood, and reduce stress.
So there are six more weeks until spring, and I'm patiently/impatiently waiting. I need my therapy!
Pictured: Daylily 'Dream Candy' (just keeping the 'dream' theme)