Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Not-So-Secret Garden

Bike with Flower Archway

Feets Again

A Favorite Outfit

Week of July 10, 2011:

Bike: Sunday, Tuesday

Run: Wednesday

Yoga: Monday (Gentle Hatha Yoga #3)

I love gardens, but I don’t have one to call my own.  At Northwestern University, where I did my graduate work, there were lots of little garden nooks around campus, but at my new university, it took me a while to find a garden spot.  This summer, I found a holistic garden close to my work building, and I’m so tickled about it!  It’s got a vegetable patch, a flower garden, and lots of spaces to sit and relax.  Right now, it’s a little too hot in Texas to be lingering outside, but I’m looking forward to cooler days when I can slip away to the holistic garden for a few minutes to soak up some sunshine and botanical beauty.

On the exercise front this week, I’m working it!  I’m doing the usual bike commutes to work, and today I hopped back on the treadmill for a quickie 10-minute run.  My back has been hurting a little bit, so I opted for yoga yesterday instead of the treadmill.  I’m tempted to do yoga again this week for my back.  After my 40 Days of Yoga project, I was a tired of yoga all the time, but my love for a good stretch has been rekindled.  I’m ready for more namaste time.

PS  The photos up there at the top were taken at the holistic garden yesterday.  You can see I’m wearing my new summer uniform, a navy Gap skirt (with pockets!), a light blue t-shirt, and one of my summer scarves.  My labmates make fun of me for wearing a scarf when it’s so hot, but this summer I bought a pair of pretty, lightweight scarves at Target.  I wear them every chance I get, even at the risk of some good-natured teasing by unfashionable boys.  Boys!  Most of them are never going to understand the concept of summer scarves.


  1. I like your fashionable summer scarves! I've been wearing dresses and skirts every day because it's just too hot for pants. Sometimes I wear the same dress twice in one week. I'm working on the fashionable thing. :)

  2. Thanks, Chrissy! I do the same thing with dresses, but I, um, give them the smell test first. You know the smell test? :-)

    Tania had a lovely little post about rewearing favorite outfits, which basically describes my feelings about getting dressed. While innovation can be fun, it can also be WAY overrated.