I used to think people were crazy for liking to work in the yard but more and more and more I am becoming a believer. Not by anyone convincing me but pure experience. I was alone today until about 3pm. I went out at 8:30am to mow the lawn and continued to putter around – weeding the front flower bed, hedging, sweeping the walk, driveway and back patio. throwing away some dead leaves. ‘Cut away some intrusive trees. I just kept going. ‘Cleared some grass away from the sprinklers so they have room to do their job. I was able to set away the never-ending to-do list in my head and feel the passage of time. There is something really, well, “earthy” about working in the dirt. Calming. Pure. Basic. I really enjoyed it – and the weather was perfect!