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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Green Thumb Exercises

I have been successfully growing kitty grass indoors for my sweet felines, Ruby and Zorro, so I made the decision to expand my operation to include flowers and herbs. The process began with the sowing of the seeds: holly hocks, sweet peas, dill, and morning glories, all favorites of mine. And under the grow light they went.

I watched and waited, misting them twice a day. Needless to say, I was delighted to be rewarded this week with teensy seedlings bravely showing their green by peeking through the soil to greet the world. It's a long way, of course, from their safe indoor nest to the garden outside; but I am hopeful I'll be adding fresh dill to potato salad and filling vases with flowers in the months to come.

Fingers crossed. My green thumb is as unpredictable as Mother Nature.

The beautiful spring comes;
and when Nature resumes her loveliness,
the human soul is apt to revive also.

~Harriet Jacobs

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ready for a Spring Fling

Theme Thursday - Season

Since this is the final week of winter, it seems very appropriate to pay homage to my favorite season: spring. I am eagerly awaiting the energetic burst of color, so easy on the eyes, that this season of renewal will bring to my drab and dormant garden, turning it into a palette filled with every color in the rainbow.  I'm so ready.

April hath put the spirit of youth in everything.
~William Shakespeare~

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Bright Spots

Theme Thursday - Reactions

Little happenings
Bright spots

That help me to back-burner the big things that bother me
Like not understanding why some people I love
And who matter to me
Think they way they do
About life
About politics
About religion

Little happenings
Bright spots

That help me to love those dear ones anyway
In spite of it
Perhaps even because of it.

Little happenings
Bright spots

That add joy to my life
Put a spring in my step
A smile on my face
Making it easier to continue on my path
While accepting that I am in control of myself only
And sometimes just need to let it be.

Little happenings
Bright spots

That assist me in forgetting about the situations I cannot change
And cannot control
In order to get on with the business of life.

Thank goodness for
Little happenings
And bright spots.


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