Friday, July 8, 2016

ivy still here

I spent the morning weeding
and inspecting the garden for you know
damage and bugs and poison ivy
found all three
bugs I can live with
but poison ivy...two little stalks found hiding under the dogwoods
but worse, I found a break in the drainage from the sump pump
oh dear, will it never end.....this is not sexy stuff
but the lilies are all in bloom....sigh I love lilies
so beautiful at dusk with that slant of light piercing their beautiful petals
Pablo was supposed to come tonight to look at the drainage pipe
of course ...he didn't come
he'll be here in the morning, but how does he know that I will be here?
I was out and about...near plants...I want to take them all's a sickness
this love of flowers....

Monday, June 27, 2016

sort of back into the garden

Oh dear
I thought I'd write a bit
but everything didn't cooperate
this happens a lot lately since passing the unholy age of 65
But I miss my blogger friends
especially the garden and animal loving ones
so here goes....a few lines about my garden
It was a mess
really and truly a mess
I called in Pablo for help
he tore the hell out of it and got it straight
I'm too old for the hard work
But now that it is whipped into shape
I started
and wouldn't you know that nasty poison ivy from last year reared its ugly horrid head
but this year I knew what I was looking for
and despite making a pledge years ago about using chemicals
I sinned
had to.....
It's 90 outside
so I did a bit of watering and weeding
and then  almost fainted from all that hot sunshine
getting old is a bitch
I used to move furniture around the house like it was nothing
now, moving a hosta plant all about does me in
more tomorrow

Monday, February 15, 2016

Held by snow
a dried up curled up leaf
That about describes me right now
I promise to get back to gardening this year
and sharing my thoughts with you
I know there are a few followers left
who will love seeing transformations
and isn't the garden just that
I try to be whimsical about my posting
letting you in on my feelings about the garden
last year I just couldn't conjure them up
If you don't go in to the salve for the weary
but that's okay.....I was busy being the salve somewhere else
But I ache for the flower petals, the dragonflies
and the occasional stray oddity that has been known to grace my garden
just look back in my blog
I do have two resident feral cats now that have taken up on my deck
I have their 3 kittens inside...almost 15 months old now
My husband is well and the grandkids are doing fine
Little Tuula is doing the best she ever has
fingers crossed
I am going to keep it simple this year
no going crazy on planters
Iwill feel like a success if I can keep up with weeding and pruning
oh I am dreaming of a warm summer day...being in the shade of the pines
listening and feeling the breeze against my face
oh to feel alive like that again
so simple