Somehow along the way, I have lost touch with the things that make me happy. I stopped reading. Dreaded opening my laptop or my journal. Instead, I stared at the TV but did not enjoy anything that I found there. I ignored my garden and let it go with wild abandon. The seeds fell where … Continue reading Season 1 | Failures and a Winter Secret
I have fallen hard off of the writing bandwagon. I'm not even writing in my personal journals or responding to mail. This past bit has been... well, it has been something. I feel that I have grown a lot and also not at all. I want to write, I just can't force myself. I need … Continue reading Reader, it has been a while
Since around 2016 I have been interested in growing things. I have wanted to dirty my hands and get to business. I started small, with a few herbs here and there around the house. And then when I realized that I couldn't manage it with a busy work schedule, maintaining a social life, and being … Continue reading Season One | a potting shelf 🪴
Many moments of my childhood were spent gazing out my bedroom window at the beautiful pink and blue flowers that, I believed, had been planted just for me. They were my escape. I daydreamed constantly about a village of Little People living inside the shrub. Now that I'm older, I know that my flowers were … Continue reading Season One | Hydrangeas 🌸
I have wanted to plant sunflowers in our yard for the longest time. Sunflowers have always captivates me. Their height, specifically. Last year, in the Summer of 2021, I tried my hand at transplanting four sunflowers into our back yard. Of the four, only two really took. They did not grow much bigger than a … Continue reading Season One | Sunflowers 🌻
On a blessed morning, I'ro will allow me to sleep until 7 am. Today I woke before the sun, 5:30 am. Tail wagging and small nibbling, the puppy let me know that he was ready to get up and go. But, first, I had to do the human business of putting my socks on, brushing … Continue reading A Blessed Morning
Presently, I'm trying to keep everything together. I took a much needed break from most social media for a while. I also took a break from reading and focused more on watching movies and YouTube videos. I wish I could say that it made me feel better and that I am a new person again, … Continue reading What are we gonna do, 2022?
I am having a rough go of things, y'all. Long story short, I have a dog again. I'ro was the name given to him, but we tweaked that a bit to Hero. And that's what this pup is to me. He's my hero. Because he just keeps going. All day, he loves to run around … Continue reading Hero: An Adjustment.
Today is the day I try something completely foreign to me: Drip irrigation! It took many a YouTube video for me to actually get on the drip train, but now that I'm here I have the itch to connect everything to a timing system. Y'all, this was so easy once I figured out how everything … Continue reading Season One | Drip, drip, drip
This evening was one for what I call the almost garden. I think perhaps I need a better name for it. It, meaning the idea that isn't quite an actual thing just yet. I think, for now, I may name the garden project lightning. It is storming as I write this. A beautiful, cooling spring … Continue reading Season One | Lightning & Roses