Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A Gardener's Soul

Blooms are opening everywhere~periwinkle and violets.

In the garden....

The first potato plants have emerged.

The baby peas have poked there heads out of the ground.

There is a plentiful supply of Spinach sprouts.

And the lettuce bed is green enough to entice rabbits from miles around...hmmm, better work on getting that fence back up!
Just in case you are wondering...the lettuce plants are not from the seeds I planted, although they are starting to sprout and grow as well. I found some very health looking lettuce plants ~Red and Romaine~ at my local feed supply and I decided that these would do nicely to tide me over until my seeds were fully developed.
I love this time of year, the new growth that signals rebirth. Watching the earth awake from its slumber and renew its cycle. It reminds me of my place in it all: the spectator, the caretaker, the recipient of the most precious gift of all...LIFE. I am so grateful that I inherited my Grandfather's soul of a gardener. Even though the rewards of gardening are enough reason to love it, for me it runs so much deeper than just providing food. Its a connection with the world around me. Pardon the pun, but it keeps me grounded.
You didn't know you were going to have philosophy with your coffee this morning, did you? LOL!!
I hope you all get a chance to get outdoors and observe Nature's Springtime Show......It's FREE:)

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Promise Fulfilled

"Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia."

Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Friday

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.
– John 3:16 (KJV)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Think Irish Green

"Top O' the mornin' to ya ladies!!"

May the luck of the Irish be with you on this St. Patrick's Day. I am sending an old Irish Blessing your way today...I'm singing it as I type~

May the road rise to meet you.

May the wind blow at your back.

May the sun shine warmly on your face.

May the rain fall softly on your fields.

Until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of his hand.


Saturday, March 15, 2008

Birds & Blooms

5 Days and counting~ Spring is just around the corner!! Here are some indicators that the long awaited season is upon us...

Daffodils are shining like the sun...

Greenleaf Alba is sending its sweet perfume though the air...

Forsythia is in full bloom....

Bradford Pear blossoms are bursting open everywhere...

And...The Bluebirds are returning...heeheehee;) This sweet little lady came by way of Kathy at Kathy's Cottage. Little Miss Bluebird is so adorable, I'm glad she has found a spot here at my house to make her nest:) If she looks outside, she can watch her distant cousins as they flit around looking for nesting materials and tasty bug treats.

Most of you know Kathy, but if you don't, hop over and check out her beautiful creations, tell her I said "Hi!"

I wanted to send out a big~Thanks~ to everyone for your get well wishes!! You guys are the greatest:) We are gratefully feeling like our old selves again.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Saturday, March 8, 2008

Misery Loves Company

So, one minute we are working around here like the energizer bunny.... productivity was off the charts, then....

My sweet little bunny catches a nasty, wicked bug that wracks his whole body with horrible coughs, tons of congestion, high fevers and sleepless nights. To make matters worse, it progresses to the point of bronchitis.

Next, the creepin cruds decides to pay me a visit......

and leaves me with a sinus infection and laryngitis.

Now our greatest accomplishments are getting off the couch to get a new box of tissues and take our meds....Oh, how the mighty have fallen!! LOL!

At least there is plenty of hot cocoa and Earl Grey to help take the edge off....

Hope you all are well and warm~it was almost 70 degrees here on Thursday and now it is snowing as I type??? Mother Nature is such a curious bird.

Have a great weekend~Rhonda

Monday, March 3, 2008

Weekend ToDo List

1) Rake and Remove weeds from back garden area~Check
He is such a good little helper:)

2) Construct 3 raised vegetable beds~ Check

Don't laugh, a carpenter I am not!

3) Layer compost and top soil...mix well~ Check

4) Consult Gardening Bible and proceed to plant~ Check

5)Envelop potatoes, onions, lettuce, peas, spinach and swiss card in a blanket of earth~ Check

6) Transfer 50 gallons of rain water from the collection barrel to the storage barrel~ Check

So, what did you guys do this weekend? heeheehee:)