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Happy Meme - continued from Monday...

1. Post about something that made you happy today, even if it's just a small thing.

2. Do this every day for eight days.

3. Tag eight of your friends to do the same.

Happy Thing, Day Two:

Gardening! I come from a family of gardeners and was subject to the obligatory lawn-work-weekends. And then I went to grad school and had no yard and realized that actually, I kind of liked it. So when I moved back up here, I spent a lot of time before work started putting my gardens together. So. Worth. It. I've learned a LOT, and more of it has to do with patience and luck and, well, faith (for example, that peonies will come back the next year, even if you, um, accidentally mow them down, or that the clematis, which looks horribly dead and brown, will sprout new growth). I like having my hands in the dirt and experimenting and thinking about whether to move the day lilies or hack back the butterfly bush or give up and buy new mint and whether the toad lilies have gotten way the hell to large for the space. And I love sitting on the porch with a slight breeze and catching a whiff of hyacinth.

Pictures from last year (spring and summer)....

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