Now that is to the point.
It was a beautiful day- but I only slept 2 hours last night so I was not motivated at all. I read, washed dishes, did some research for a presentation I was going to give tonight, put a pork shoulder in the slow cooker ( after I rubbed in Hawaiian red salt and 3/4 tsp of smoke flavoring), was preparing the food for the presentation when I got a call cancelling until next week and then and only then, did I hear the quiet call to go out for a walk.
Sometimes, I am deaf and, well, dumb. Not mute – just DUMB.
So I grabbed my camera and walked around the yard, camera in one hand, a growing pile of twigs in the other. I ended up with quite a bundle of twigs and some very nice pictures of the flowers around my yard.
Ladies mantle and cowslips from beside the brick walk up front.
Virginia bluebells and crabapple buds from the fairy garden in back.
Flowering quince from the back fence.
Celandine and Sweet Woodruff from the bed next to the garage.
Irish moss and violets from my moss and fern garden on the north side of the house.
Red tulips and a Chinese cherry bush ready to burst into tiny starlike flowers.
Why did I wait so long to go out?
My spirit is replete with this beauty.
My senses are reeling with the scent and delicate detail and depth of color.
I am so happy to see these friends of mine that come back so faithfully every year- and I am thrilled that the Irish moss survived the NE Ohio winter!
I should do this more often!
What is growing in your yard?