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Many gardeners will agree that hand weeding is not the terrible drudgery it is often made out to be. Some people find in it a kind of soothing monotony. It leaves their minds free to develop the plot for their next novel or to perfect the brilliant repartee with which they should have encountered a person’s latest example of unreasonableness.

— Christopher Lloyd said that

17 Comments

a penny for your thoughts?

Stevereply
May 13, 2019 at 9:27 pm

Ha ha, I hate weeding. I guess that’s why I don’t like gardening.

Barbara Thomasreply
May 13, 2019 at 9:27 pm

I have mixed feelings about weeding. It’s nice to see progress and get something done, but if there are too many weeds it can be overwhelming. Nice shot. It reminds me of my mother, years ago.

Ana Lúciareply
May 14, 2019 at 1:36 am

I like the composition here. Good job.

grouserreply
May 14, 2019 at 4:45 am

or of course, feel that annoying twinge in the back from all that leaning over 🙂

mhelenereply
May 14, 2019 at 9:12 am

Beautiful composition and superb tones .

Annereply
May 14, 2019 at 9:15 am

Chris Lloyd knew what he was talking about, there definitely something about the satisfaction of weeding!

Willemreply
May 14, 2019 at 10:27 am

Nice and well timed, lovely image.

Nicoureply
May 14, 2019 at 11:50 am

Avec le petit char pratique géniale CETTE personne que jardines
Amitié

Stevenreply
May 14, 2019 at 1:15 pm

I agree with Christopher’s quote. To me, it’s a time of meditation and thinking. And being away from the computer. A great candid shot!

Harryreply
May 14, 2019 at 9:08 pm

mary mary quite contrary…
My wife spends hours on her landscape gardening, and not a minute of it is a chore to her

Elizabeth Buckalewreply
May 14, 2019 at 9:09 pm

I used to enjoy weeding somewhat, for the reasons mentioned in the quote! Lovely, Sherri!

Ayushreply
May 14, 2019 at 11:46 pm

this lady looks very well equipped, Sherri. i had to smile at that quote 🙂

Ginniereply
May 15, 2019 at 12:18 am

HA! It’s so true, Sherri. I find it to be therapeutic whenever I do it. It’s been awhile, however, since we don’t have our own yard. But I have often helped my sister in her yard and I totally get the quote. Gotta love the irises in this IMAGE, too!

Bill Phillipsreply
May 15, 2019 at 1:46 am

I used to often listen to the commentary on the Cricket whilst gardening. These days my back starts to play up if I do too much weeding…but there is something quietly satisfying about it

Elaine Kreply
May 15, 2019 at 2:14 am

i perfect the brilliant responses i should have had, while i am trying to fall asleep lol

perhaps i should take up gardening!

Love this.

oldshutterhandreply
May 16, 2019 at 4:29 pm

Work that’s fun

Dianereply
May 18, 2019 at 7:43 pm

Great image — I really appreciate images of people doing things, the ordinary or not so ordinary.
I used to feel that way about gardening — it was my therapy. The last place we were in, the work was too much for the first time in my life. I love to spend time in the yard but more puttering now. Though I have reawakened to vegetable gardening and that is work (though I don’t feel it’s work).

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