Restlessly Realistic #atozchallenge

Hmm this could be very different if reversed. Realistically restless or restlessly realistic. I think I’m more the latter than the first. I’m going through a period in my life when I’m restless for many things I’ve put off or haven’t had the energy for over the recent months.

Each winter I’m restless for spring. Each spring I’m realistic about my gardening skills.. yet restless for the seedlings to grow. Hey, this might be turning into an illustration of my gardening skills.

restlessly realistic

Show don’t tell.

They were restlessly realistic about their gardening skills.


The compost, seeds and seed trays had been waiting on the table all winter.  They both were counting the days till Feburary and the first seeds would be planted.

Lynne’s AtoZ blogging challenge theme in case you couldn’t tell:

Linked to thoughts of emotions and behaviours, my theme is ‘I feel….’. Writers among you will be familiar with the phrase show don’t tell, for others it’s what every novelist tries to do. Authors want to show you the emotion and behaviour without telling you it. Trying to practice showing not telling, I have included an example in each post. I may have got it right, I may not have. Please let me know.

Here’s who else is doing the AtoZblogging challenge.


8 thoughts on “Restlessly Realistic #atozchallenge

  1. Realistic about my gardening skills – for me that was knowing before I walked down the street to my little flowerbed that once again I’d have a straggly daffodil or two, but not the abundant flock others seem to grow. I’ve never had luck with bulbs (or more realistically it’s my incorrect soil depth or lack if fertilizer at optimum times). Restless for spring, but not heat of summer!

    • The first year bulbs do ok but then not so much. I need to learn more about fertilizer. Huge thanks for popping by and commenting daily. You’re keeping going stronger than I’ve managed.. Taking a holiday in April didn’t help 😉

      • No worries! Everyone has different demands, motivations and energy levels. It’s been a terrific month of “reads” for me, but I wouldn’t spend this much time on a daily basis after April. Not everyone will continue posting every day, so it’ll take less time. I purposely picked 90% of the blogs I read from the <100 follows list, and wanted to give lots of support.

  2. Been reading through your “Show don’t tell” vignettes and find them creative and entertaining. It takes more thought to show, but well worth the effort. Nicely done! Gail

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