Thursday, September 27, 2007


The early morning coolness is beckoning me to the outdoors, releasing endorphins, sending waves of euphoria through me and energizing me into action. I have (with help) scalped my small lawn, over seeded it with winter rye grass and covered the area with steer manure. The hardest part, though, was programming the Rain Bird watering station. Having dyslexia and transposing numbers constantly, I spent most of the day setting, resetting, resetting ......! Boredom is fading away along with the summer . With fall approaching I'm shifting towards optimism, imagining my space soon filled with an array of spectacular flowers, and green grass. My tiny vignette of happiness is being on my swing surrounded by flowers,with a mountain-lake view and a hot cup of herb tea. It's taking lessand less to keep me happy at this age. I sorta like it! Boredom? Gone for 8 months!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Temperature below 100

I received a message today telling me to plant a few seeds. I decided to plant sweet peas (my favorite flower), Larkspur (my first time) and nasturtium. I'm using the sweet pea and nusturtium seeds I saved from last year. This will be my first time using saved seeds. My sister gathered desert bluebells,mixed poppies,and mixed penstemons seeds from her garden to share with me. I will scatter them soon. I can't wait for the cool-season annuals to show up at the nursey. Funny how a little vitamin D can bring you right out of the blues. Summers are the time when I develop the seasonal affective disorder. During the fall and winter season I stay outside most all day soaking up the rays. Happy days are here if it stays under 100 degrees!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Coming Out

Today I picked up a few flower seeds, garden soil, mulch and a new 50' hose for my garden. I found a clear spot in my garage to store my supplies untill the day I get a message from my subconscious telling me it's time to plant.I might feel a subtle change in the weather,or see the faint change of the shadows over the flower bed, but most likley the message will come from the Sunset magazine garden section titled WHAT TO DO IN YOUR GARDEN . How ever it comes to me I will be ready!I can't wait because for me that means COMING OUT of my summer boredom.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Flowers and Computers

I saw this flower on my recent trip to Maui. I don't know what it is, but it's sure pretty.

My computer is screwing up and I can't figure out what the problem could be. It has copied every photo I have ever looked at on blogs and websites I've visited--and I didn't do a thing to cause it. Now I can't find them. This is very frustrating. I'm afraid that soon my computer will be clogged with unwanted photos. Very peculiar!