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Sunday, January 31, 2010

He looks as bad as I feel.......

The Old Gardener - Emile Claus 1849-1924

...when your back stops aching and your

hands begin to harden,

you will find yourself a partner

in the Glory of the Garden.

from a Rudyard Kipling poem

16 comments:

rallentanda said...

I'm doing this at the moment..just came in for a break..out I go again..at least it's overcast today which helps..hot bath up to the neck with Radox muscle soak always helps..happy gardening

Wanda said...

Beautiful photo...but at this point in my life, I have to garden in the early morning "shade"...the heat and hunidity later in the day leave me too, feeling like he looks!

Alaine said...

Rallentanda...thanks for visiting; I didn't know you were a fellow Aussie and a poet! Hubby came home from NZ today; I'll get him to fill the wheelbarrows with mulch and I'll do the easy spreading! Radox is on the shopping list for tomorrow!

Alaine said...

Wanda...exactly what I try to do; one hour each morning in the cool of the day and it gets done eventually. Very hot here today! I've got my massage cushion going!

Wanda said...

I really do need to steal that cushion in the computer room! The computer I use is in a separate room(I call it my Quiet room).

Alaine said...

Wanda...I have my own room too. It helps to have every comfort and all your 'things' within reach!

Derrick said...

Hi Alaine,

Gardening is much nicer when one can sit back and admire someone else's handiwork!

I like the Florence pic.

willow said...

Gosh, his feet are huge! He reminds me of Robert Shaw. Great painting.

Lyn said...

Amazing painting..I think the garden saves him! Surely the beauty helps!

Alaine said...

Willow... haha, I noticed that too; the feet and yes, Robert Shaw! Emile Claus did some lovely work; someone I've just 'discovered'.

Alaine said...

Derrick.. I'd loveto have a gardener...plus a chef, plus a masseur, plus a PT!!!

Alaine said...

Lyn...it does and I stop to admire it often; that's why the process is so prolonged! My next house will have lawn up to the bricks and a couple of potted conifers either side of the entry!

Nancy said...

Love the painting. His bare feet...

Hope you are feeling okay.

I really liked your new addition for blogging (last post.) I sit sidways in my chair by the window. It won't be long, and I'll have something growing at an angle. Geeze

Alaine said...

Hello Nancy, thanks for visiting! Oh, do you have a bad back too?

Betsy said...

OH, I loved this! Gardening is so much fun, but such hard work, too!

Alaine said...

Betsy...thank you. It's all worth it at the end of the day! Thank you for following me!