Daily Stress ReLeaf

#12 Memories of Summer Make Winter Fade For a While

Today I hit a wall. It’s still rainy and cold in Seattle and I couldn’t deal with the gloom. Do you ever get that trapped feeling at this time of year? You feel like spring should be coming but it isn’t quite. So I started just flat out daydreaming of blue skies and warm sun, what my mood would be like right now if I were on a tropical beach. Who am I kidding, my mood would be awesome. Then I realized I did have those blue skies and sun just six months ago. I still couldn’t move about but I was able to relax on my patio chair. The memories of summer make winter fade for a little while.

What does this have to do with plants? Well, my summer’s are always jammed with gardening fun. I’m in nature nearly every day. I love the free feeling I get being outside in a T-shirt and sandals, sharing a moment with a passing bee that lands on a flower in bloom. It’s heaven. Even at home during this sad pandemic, it’s heaven.

Plant Photos Help Relive the Dream

So seeing how these images give me a bit of stress releaf, I thought I’d share them. My memories of summer might help you through the winter blahs too.

Purple Iris, Memories of Summer Make Winter Fade For a While, Daily Stress Releaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/02/25/memories-of-summer/ #iris #plants #dailystressreleaf #relaxation #perennials #destressing
Purple Iris
Salal, Memories of Summer Make Winter Fade For a While, Daily Stress Releaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/02/25/memories-of-summer/ #salal #plants #dailystressreleaf #relaxation #perennials #destressing
Salal
Rhododendron, Memories of Summer Make Winter Fade For a While, Daily Stress Releaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/02/25/memories-of-summer/ #rhododendron #plants #dailystressreleaf #relaxation #perennials #destressing
Rhododendron
Maidenhair Fern, Memories of Summer Make Winter Fade For a While, Daily Stress Releaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/02/25/memories-of-summer/ #maidenhairfern #plants #dailystressreleaf #relaxation #ferns #destressing
Maidenhair Fern
Alstroemeria, Memories of Summer Make Winter Fade For a While, Daily Stress Releaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/02/25/memories-of-summer/ #alstroemeria #plants #dailystressreleaf #perennials #relaxation
Alstroemeria

Karen Hugg With Vines

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