A body in motionPosted: November 8, 2011
According to Newton’s First Law of Motion, a body in motion will remain in motion in a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force.
I’m not sure I’m moving in a straight line. In fact, I’m almost positive I’m not. But I am in motion and following the path wherever it leads.
Those were my thoughts after I finished my yoga practice this morning. It is day 44 of my year-long commitments, and I feel as though I’ve been put in motion, and each step leads almost effortlessly to the next. I qualified that sentence with “almost” because there have been some uphill climbs and stumbles. But today it feels simple and easy. (No, that is not redundant. There are many things in life that are simple. If you want to quit smoking, then just quit. It’s that simple. It is not, however, easy. Ask anyone who has quit.)
We are having an amazing day here in the Bogs. Sunny. Warm. A what-am-I-doing-indoors? kind of day.
I haven’t spent too much of the day indoors. I came inside to quickly put together this blog post. Otherwise, I’ve been out and about, enjoying the fresh air and sunshine.
I almost forgot. I also went indoors to vote. There were issues on the ballot here in Ohio that I’m hoping my vote will help in the manner I’m hoping they will go. Was that mysterious enough for you? I rarely bring up politics or my political views here on Ye Olde Blogge, and it’s best I stick with that policy. It keeps the trolls hidden in the shadows under the bridges where they belong.
Well, it’s time for me to go back outside. Rumor has it a cold front will be arriving tomorrow night or Thursday. There is even a hint of snow in the forecast for Friday. I’m going to enjoy the sunshine while it lasts.
Thank you for visiting with me in the Bogs today. If you need me, I’ll be out in the garden tending to the asparagus. I’m trying to figure out when to cut down the fronds. There are differences in opinion regarding this action. The Ohio State University Extension fact sheet on growing asparagus recommends leaving the fern growth intact over the winter because they help to keep the soil temperature cooler which will prevent the early emergence of spears in the spring when the possibility of frost still exists. The first week in April is the time to cut them down in central Ohio. I’m guessing it should be a week or two later in northern Ohio where it is cooler, longer. The other school of thought is to cut them down in the fall to get rid of any asparagus beetles that might be hanging around. Any advice from you experienced gardeners out there would be much appreciated.
(All of today’s photos except for the last were taken last week at the Holden Arboretum.)