A Recharge Day
Well, that's how I like to think of it, anyway.
It gives the day some meaning
instead of it being a day during which I did
I can remember those days
many years ago
when the children would be off to school
and Charles off about his own business
and I would do JUST NOTHING
except dream, and make plans,
and look at recipes and home decor ideas.
And that's about how it was today!!
I made sure the birds were fed
and the plants watered,
and I did scrub up the fountain lady
who is inclined to get a slimey goo on her
from the water that flows from the flower at her shoulder.
Pristine when she first came to grace our garden
(a gift from our third son and his wife)
but not so much now, and I am looking for ways
to restore her back to her original pure condition.
Well, these lackadaisical days are not a total loss -
they are often an inspiration and a wonderful spirit charger!!!
I rearranged all my cotton, and lined up some beautiful blues
for a new warp to dress the newly naked loom
from which I took this puckered scarf.
And I laid out some knitting instructions
for children's mitten and toques
which I thought would make nice Christmas gifts.
The do-nothing mode has followed me into the evening
but I must go out, after a hot, hot afternoon
and check that everything will get through the night
without getting thirsty.
Here is Callie, the Cat,
come to keep me company as she usually
does in the evening
when I am at the computer.
A welcome guest except when she
lays a paw on the keyboard
and the screen is full of
So will she come out with me into the cool
of the evening garden?
If so, she will probably find a leafy spot
to lie in and won't come back
until it's treat time and we all get
ready for bed!
Tomorrow I am going to the library
to take back a DVD
(a sweet love story)
I need no books, having found in my mail box
a wonderful shipment from the Thrift Store ----
Two Loren Eiseley books
"The Star Thrower" and "The Unexpected Universe"
and Nevil Shute's "A Town Called Alice"
All of them re-reads from the past
but books that meant so much to me in those
early years when the children were small
and I snatched time to read from those wonderful busy days!
on another note.......
Here is the Rose of Sharon
the star of the garden right now....