Tuesday, January 19, 2010


It is such a beautiful morning. The air is fresh and crisp; cool, but not cold. The weather is going to be so nice today. When I first went out this morning, the rising sun had turned the clouds amazing colors of deep rose and literal dusky purple. It was breath taking. It is the kind of morning that makes you feel on top of the world.

If I had my druthers today, I wouldn’t be doing laundry and cleaning the house and running errands and doing an insanely tedious job this afternoon. I wouldn’t be making dinner and vacuuming and answering demanding e-mails and sorting clutter.


Oh, no. Today I would live in my garden. I would pull up the dead, brown annuals from last fall and prune back some of the dead growth of my perennials in anticipation of their new spring growth. I would spread soil amendments. And fill the places the soil has sunk in my raised beds. I would plant out the Johnnies I still have in six-packs and the muscari on the ground under the oak. And the Tête-à-tête daffodils, who happen to already be looking happier that they are actually in soil.

I would wander around, looking for expanding leaf buds and green, spring things coming up out of the ground. I would think and plan and dream about what my garden will be like in spring and summer. I would pull weeds and rake leaves. I would check out the flower buds on my camellia and my daphnes and I would sit on my porch with my kitties, which would soon come to join me, and smile at my Johnnies.

Have a beautiful day!
P.S. In case you were wondering, none of these pictures were taken today. I have too much to do.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If wishes were horses then beggars would ride,
If turnips were swords I'd have one by my side.