Getting the stink blown off................

Every morning, I take a stroll around the gardens. 

I walk.

I think. 

I look.

And I smile.

My Dad would always say, "Get outside and get the stink blown off you!"

I'm sure there were lots of old-timey reasons for the saying but for Dad (and for me) ....... it was all about attitude.  Cuz how can you be in a bad mood after being outside!!

Today ..... this is what I saw as the stink was being blown off me!

 I love the accidental color combination here.

 The bright yellow lilies always makes me happy!

We found an old hog waterer made out of a water heater.  Now its a planter --- pretty in pink!

At the moment .... I think this is my happy place on the farm!

The deep rusty edges of these lilies were a surprise to me.


This shady corner of the lath house is coming along nicely.

The Honeycrisp apple tree is loaded with fruit and a few apples are showing a blush of red.

And the first yellow pear tomato is ripening.  It might be ready by the 4th of July. 

People ask if I have bouquet after bouquet of flowers in the house.  And I don't.  Not that I don't love them or want them.

But every bloom and blossom is etched in my mind ............ and in my heart.

And the stink is blown off my soul.


Ginny said…
My Nana use to say the same thing, Go out and blow the stink off of you. I have not thought about that in years. Thanks for reminding me. Have a great day and a wonderful 4th of July.
Anonymous said…
Spoke with a person at the gym today and she said, ''go out and get the stink blowed off''. I was taken aback as my father used that expression often. Probably won't find the origin of it

but I wonder if it's a Pennsylvania expression?

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