The Winter season is now with us, so we must rest. The gardening tasks have dwindled to a saunter into the bare bones of a slumbering space. Enjoy the exposed garden structure, it reveals a lot about the garden beyond the froth of Summer. Walk. Breathe in crisp air. It is timely to reflect on the work of the year and to slow down. Indeed, the rhythms of the body change in Winter, hormones such as testosterone, oestrogen, insulin and cortisol adjust to the season. Trust the slowing that your body calls for, it is an ancient and embedded rhythm. The contemporary pace pushes to over-ride it to our detriment, but we have a choice. Curl up, snuggle down and embrace the slow.
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