What immediately made me smile today was when I let Charlie out this morning and saw my colorful pansy blooms.
They are cool weather plants so they’ll grow from now until it gets too warm for them. By then other plants will have pushed through the soil.
One of my favorite times of year is when the sleeping plants wake up.
For some reason I haven’t purchased pansies in a couple of years. I’m not sure why. Well, of course last year was different from previous years. I had to make an appointment to go to the nursery due to COVID-19.
You had an appointment of about 30 minutes to shop. Then someone else would trade places with you due to social distancing. I had not even heard of “social distancing” until last year. But I quickly found it was going to be part of my life.
So I would go into the nursery with my mask on and a list of what to look for. I wasn’t able to amble along with my cart and gaze at all the wonderful plants as I typically do.
I’d have to say my favorite shopping experience is when I’m at the garden nursery. I really don’t miss going into other stores.
Ivy has been excited about something out on the patio this morning. I’m sure it’s probably the sight of birds. But of course it could be blowing leaves. Which she seems to get equally excited about.
We’re still playing fetch a lot. I think Ivy looks so cute dashing after that swirly toy when I throw it. I think she believes she’s still a little kitten instead of a big cat as she goes sliding and careening around corners to get to her toy.
Of course as her mom I tend to think she’s adorable no matter what she does.
It’s cloudy outside here. I don’t know if rain is in the forecast or not.
How is it already Friday again? The week passes so quickly.