The Circle of Life
This blog changed halfway through writing it…so I will share it as it developed
Well I just can’t believe it is almost the end of the growing season. Winter and cold seems to hang on forever, but warmth and sunlight and summer only a short passing moment! I don’t feel like I have accomplished as much as I had hoped for (but then every time I looked I saw something more to add to the list!).
I am now winding down the summer chores…the tiller is in the shed for the wet months; the lawn mower has had (probably) its last tank of gasoline bought for it; the pots that are emptying out are being gathered for storage; and the seed pods of the sweet gum are falling faster than the leaves and need to be raked. I haven’t finished the one garden bed, that has yet to be done, but lack of funds is preventing me from it for another week or two…but soon! But I DO have something I can work on for next year now!
This poor property has never been gardened, so there are no perennial bulbs planted. So I set out to buy some the other day…I found 3 of the types I wanted and headed home.
Now all I have to do is decide where they are all going. I know that 30 deep red tulips, and 15 red and yellow striped tulips are going in the gardens I started at the entrance to the property down the driveway. But the 20 Daffodils, 20 mixed Tulips, 15 Alliums and 30 Crocuses haven’t found homes yet.
I told my hubby that I wasn’t finished, that I didn’t have enough! He is only grumbling a little…lol.
I went out to plant and discovered the soil was too dry for the bulb planter to work… grrrr! Now go get the trowel, and start again.
Well all the driveway tulips are in, but due to a family tragedy the rest are going to have to wait a week or so…. We found out some bad news regarding our niece (age 32). She has skin cancer, and after surgery last year she was 100% clear until the end of this past August, now suddenly it is back and spread everywhere. In the last couple of days they put her on a respirator, and tomorrow (per her wishes) it is being turned off. She leaves behind a nine year old daughter, and twin 7 year olds, boy and girl. (Their father died 3 years ago in a freak motorcycle accident, the kids are now orphans!) Please keep the kids in your prayers! RIP Amanda.
- 5 Oct, 2009
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