It got pretty cold last night. Hopefully this week we’ll have the end of freezing weather at night.
I sure hope so because I’m chomping at the bit for a few flowering annuals. I need to get a pineapple sage plant for Charlie to munch on when he has a tummy ache. And every year I try to buy a lemon verbena plant just because it is one of my favorite herbs.
My oldest daughter and I may soon venture out to Southwoods where they’re allowing a maximum of two people 30 minutes of shopping time as long as they have a mask and gloves and park in a certain place.
That’s the best scenario I can think of to be able to pick out my own plants. And I really prefer to pick out my own flowers.
It is the biggest nursery I know of to mill around in the open air. I go there every year and it looks like booking by appointment will be the only time I’ll get to visit there. So I’m looking at mid-week perhaps.
I tried to cover some plants last night but the brisk wind just blew the covers right off. That’s Oklahoma for you. The Japanese Maple, with its fresh pretty new leaves, blew around till I was afraid a branch would break. But today it seems fine.
Ivy is in her morning spot behind my chair for her a.m. nap. Charlie is of course next to me in my chair.
Going out on the patio with Charlie has been all the “going” I’ve done recently. Oh and I picked up food at my daughter’s house Friday.
I see a lot of bloggers crafting to pass the time. But I’m just not in the mood to craft. I’m really not in the mood for any type of DIY either.
This is gardening time for me, and that’s what I ache to do. Going out and doing a bit of maintenance here and there gives me great pleasure and some much needed exercise. Even with the springtime allergens in the air.
Right now the sun is out and there is a slight breeze. It is creating moving shadows of tree branches against the neutral canvas of the fence. I love gazing out the patio doors this time of year.
I’m sure it’s quite odd for most people not having any place to go every day. I’m sure for some it’s trying and for others maybe it is a needed respite from a hurried world. I just wish a virus wasn’t the cause.
However it is good to slow down, enjoy the moment, relax and just be.