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Friday, June 01, 2012
June 1st: Front Yard Flowerbed
Spring started early around here and it's been a season of lovely warm days; the best spring in my memory, in fact. I had my vegetable garden planted by the middle of April, which means that I am actively watching the rain totals and that too has been right on target. The result is that everything in the yard has the fresh color and texture of new green. The front yard flowerbed is no exception.
The azaleas have finished blooming. A few weeks ago, I put some gladioli bulbs down and those flowers will be the next color in the bed. Come August, the rose-of-Sharon tree will bloom. Making a picture of this patch of garden each month has made me mindful of how it changes, a nice metaphor for the progress of the calendar year.
I am with the resistance for as long as it takes. I think the GOP-enabled Donald Trump has become a permanent stain on our national integrity. I like to read (I just finished Anya Seton’s The Hearth and Eagle), garden, cook, and talk.
I love… making Valentines, garden plans, my amaryllis bulb, stripes, my new rug, crepes with nutella, inquisitive 7th graders, Friday nights, daffodil bouquets, lengthening days, homemade soup, front porch plans, hot tea, playing cards, southern accents, note pads, watching the sunrise, teaching about Thomas Jefferson, morning coffee, time for a workout.