It’s summer time in the Northern Hemisphere and in my corner of the world we have been blessed with reasonable amounts of sun and rain, all in all very comfortable.  Since our summers are relatively short I like to get outside whenever possible.  Not that I give up figure skating entirely, but as much as possible I do some cross training outdoors in the form of cycling, hiking or swimming.

I also have a love-hate relationship with gardening.   I’m not sure why but with the exception of impatiens, geraniums and marigolds, pretty much everything else I plant dies.

I have very 4 very small garden spots since I live in the city.   2 of them didn’t produce very well last year so I decided not to plant anything there this year, thought it might be good for the soil to rest,  that and I was being I lazy. I did mix the contents of my composter into the soil.    Being a lazy composter I don’t stir the compost bin all that often  and  I decided to empty the contents of my composter in to my two empty plots and really didn’t think about it anymore.

Without any intervention from me have a look at the photo to see what happened!  Cucumbers!  At least I think that’s what they are.

When I thought about it, it was kind of like the times when we are working on a difficult ice skating element…  sometimes you just need to stop trying so hard, go and do something else and look:  there it is!  This is especially true of axel for me!!

Lesson learned:  there are days when it’s best not to over think things  🙂

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