Welcome to My Garden

We may walk on different paths, but we follow the same footprints.

This year I'm focusing on improving my running and overall health by taking the 2017 Mile Challenge and seeing where the journey takes me. I'm also revisiting the Monthly Challenge started by Nephew Jason in 2009.

I'll try to post something every day. It may be a short inspirational quote or a longer narrative. Please join me......

"If you don't try, you won't know you can."

Thursday, April 22, 2010

It's Raining

April rain - there is nothing like it. A free gift from heaven . . . refreshing, rejuvenating, cleansing rain. Rain - the life fluid of Earth. How perfectly made is water - so simple and so complete. I love the rain, the smell, the sound, the memories of childhood it brings to the forefront of my consciousness.

My childhood home had a large attic and on rainy days my sister Caroline and I would spend hours playing dress-up with the treasures we found. Furniture from days long past were strategically placed and we would pretend to be queens and princesses dressed in the most elegant gowns from older sister's proms. Tea was served in tiny porcelain cups and we sipped our tea and ate small cookies as proper-pinkie-out ladies.

And so, on this rainy April day, I'll drink a cup of tea with my pinkie extended and enjoy the gift memories this rain brought today.

Beautiful rain, perfect rain, life giving rain, triggor-of-memories rain..................

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Crocus and Daffodils

I love it when the crocus and daffodils bloom - it's a time for rejoicing. Unfortunately, crocus don't last very long.

Garden events this first weekend of April included planting potatoes and the first batch of onion sets, removing the burlap coverings from around the roses, and pruning apple trees. I found several good web sites as well as video giving step by step instructions. (thanks again Google) Early spring, before the tree starts budding out, is the best time for pruning any fruit tree.