While I was gardening

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New Yoga Pose: Downward-facing Gardener (Not recommended.)

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You know how sometimes when you go outside to do one or two specific tasks because you only have a few hours, and you see other jobs that really need to be done, and you file those jobs away in the back of your mind to do later?  And you know how sometimes jobs one and two become much more involved than you’d intended and require more time and tools than you have with you, and you need to go get those tools to finish the jobs but you’re running late so you pick up speed and you start to use bad judgement?  And you know how sometimes you have your arms full of weeds and clippings, and all you want to do is make a quick stop at the compost bin and go on your way?  But as you’re walking to the bin you see that other job that’s been driving you crazy for days so you stop, bend down, reach out with your one empty arm to pull that darn weed and as you reach down you remember that because your yard is on a slope and you’re reaching downhill and stretching much more than you should, this is not a smart move?   And you instantly realize that if you don’t stop immediately you’re going to tumble downhill on your head?  And you think to yourself, “This is going to hurt.”

And, it did.

Don’t try this at home.


Author: dphare2014

Horticulturist, Lead Steward Carkeek Park Demonstration Gardens, Author

One thought on “New Yoga Pose: Downward-facing Gardener (Not recommended.)

  1. What, no selfie? glad you’re ok.

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