Caught myself working in my garden wearing my ratty, old, red, fuzzy slippers again! I just went outside to LOOK. But then, I couldn't resist a little digging, a little checking of the garlic, a little collecting of obnoxious ponderosa pine needles, a little hoeing.
I came across this after I came inside. It's from:
Home Vegetable Gardening, A Complete And Practical Guide To The
Planting And Care Of All Vegetables, Fruits And Berries Worth
Growing For Home Use by F. F. Rockwell (1884-1976)
'And this brings us to the third, and what may be the most important reason why you should garden. It is the cheapest, healthiest, keenest pleasure there is. Give me a sunny garden patch in the golden springtime, when the trees are picking out their new gowns, in all the various self-colored delicate grays and greens--strange how beautiful they are, in the same old unchanging styles, isn't it?--give me seeds to watch as they find the light, plants to tend as they take hold in the fine, loose, rich soil, and you may have the other sports. And when you have grown tired of their monotony, come back in summer to even the smallest garden, and you will find in it, every day, a new problem to be solved, a new campaign to be carried out, a new victory to win.'