I don’t watch TV. I just don’t have the time. Sorry Oprah! Sorry Dr. Oz! I realize I am in the minority, and to tell you the truth, that is where I have felt the most comfortable my whole life. Under the wire, so to say. I don’t go to the gym. I don’t go shopping and I don’t belong to many clubs. Really, I am not that social and am somewhat of a hermit when I am not working.
I would even say that I need a lot of down time these days in order to survive and stay somewhat sane in a world that I find increasingly fast and intense.
I am a big fan of all the flowers that open in my garden. That wonderful progression starts in late winter, and doesn’t stop until late fall. And to think that leaving Cleveland, Ohio back in 1976 made this all possible!
It’s funny, but I’ve planted things only to find them in completely different places the next year. Like the hundred or so larkspur’s coming up in a corner completely different from where they were originally planted; and they were originally maybe a couple of dozen from a seed pack! Oh I know, those are from the many seeds that were blown there in a strong wind. But I find that magical!
Then there’s the 3 butterfly bushes which have now multiplied into a dozen thriving plants in different parts of the yard! It’s like: “Where did those come from?”
I like to let the garden do what it wants, because it simply thrills me to know that I am not in charge! And it really feels like it has a life by itself, and will continue long after I am gone.
These are the pictures of what I saw this morning. I hope you are finding beauty and joy in the flowers and fragrances that you see in your world.