April 17th, 2020
Alas, alas - nothing done today
nothing of any consequence, anyway!
I sat around reading mail and looking for pictures
to send to my niece in Washington
while my DIL who so kindly does handy things
with my vacuum cleaner
made the floors shine and the rugs became crumbless.
I found a few pictures of cousins
and sent them off with the promise
to keep "pictures" in mind when family
comes once again to visit.
This evening I have been looking through seed catalogues,
anticipating a little planting spree when my order
finally arrives - they are saying 40 days until shipment!!
Well, that will be the end of May and the soil will be warm
and welcoming, especially for the nicotiana and
the evening scented stock, both of which I imagine, warmly,
scenting the summer evenings!!
The evening scented stock is a humble
flower during the day,
but in the evening the scent is glorious
and so full of memories of the my grandmother's
I give a passing glance at the pea seeds
and the green onions
but it seems that I have reached the age
where it is required that I feed the soul
rather than the body!
I have rejoiced in a vegetable garden,
and he who tended it....
but now I rely on the local
Fruit stands or Farmers' Markets
for fresh summer veggies.
and have fond memories of the years
when I could garden passionately!!
Well, that was today....
Tomorrow I am going to wind that
intriguing towel warp!!!
My sore back willing............