Friday, 10 July 2009

weeds and wonders...

Since my last blog offering things have been pretty busy... The weather has been crazy, one minute lovely and hot, the next thundery showers and so everything in the garden has been growing like crazy including the weeds! Actually I have a bit of a soft spot for weeding as I find it quite therapeutic, (a bit like vacuuming which is my favourite household chore lol!) and some weeds just look really lovely!

weed

I also did my 5k run on Sunday for Cancer Research and amazingly it didn't rain, though it would have been quite welcome at one point! The funny thing is I've discovered that I really enjoy running, (not that I'm super fast)- just being outdoors and running is a great way to just be in the moment, without a thousand things filling your head.

I also watched this incredible documentary called man on wire. Really - you need to go check out the trailer, it was amazing, breath taking, poignant and awe inspiring and is about a young frenchman who in 1974 planned to do a high wire walk between the Twin Towers. Wow...

9 comments:

hanna said...

Oh wow, wish I loved running - I could do with doing some running!
And I wish I loved vacuuming and weeding too actually! - maybe could could come and visit and stay a while lol.

Yelena R. said...

Those are weeds? wow, I wish those grew in OUR backyard!

Marisa said...

"A weed is just a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love your photo.

Liss said...

I like gardening but dislike weeds but agree that some do actually look quit pretty.

I think I have seen or read about the documentary it's about how he plans to walk across and how he scopes out the towers to string up his wire etc...

Martina said...

Well done on the run Jac! I can't believe anybody likes vacuuming!!?! I love the results but the process..eehh NO! Lovely image by the way!

stephanie said...

Excellent news about your run! And I completely agree with you about Man on Wire. I thought it was such an amazing story. I can't imagine being that engrossed in a single dream.

Have a good day!

elk said...

ha I had to chuckle at your form of therapy...mine too...garden and vacuum...love the quality in your snap here and great job on the 5K

Christina said...

Congrats on the run!! My husband is gearing up for a cancer research run, in September.
I will have to check the trailer out. Sounds so interesting.

Beautiful photo.
xo

Relyn said...

Have you read the book about the same man? It won the Caldecott two years ago. Wonderful. I can't wait to see the movie. I must away to my Netflix queue.