Thursday, March 17, 2011
I am linking today with Joyce at I Love Pretty Things.
I wasn't feeling much like a farm girl tonight. I was longing
for pretty things and girly things. I have been chopping weeds
for 4 days. I need to do something else beside think about how
I need to sharpen my hula-hoe and I need a new pair of gloves,
I put a hole in mine this week. So visit all of the wonderful ladies
who are linking up they have such beautiful things to share.
I was out early in the morning because I try to work two
hours before I have to start school for the boys and then
after I do school I try and get a couple of more hours in I wanted
to tell you about the things I notice.
When I first open the door to go outside. The
smell of the warming earth greets me like a forgotten friend. I feel myself slipping away and
I stare at the sun rising and the smell of the dew in the grass. As I walk
out to where I am going to be working a woodpecker flies over with the red
of his wings flashing in the softly warming air. The lady bugs are starting to hatch
so I have seen a few climbing up the tall grass. The blue jays scold me as I
disturb them as I start toward the trees they are trying to build a nest.
I stood and watched little tiny finches who eat tiny bugs
that are on the yellow flowers of the dandelion. Then I watch
as a little brown female pecks the seed pod and the seeds go
floating off into the morning sunlight glistening like small diamonds
of the air.
I stood and looked at a Crab-apple tree that is finally awake. I noticed
something today about a crab-apple verses a regular fruit tree. A crab-apple
gets it's leaves first and then the blooms. My peach and plum and nectarine
trees get blooms first then leaves. My Rose of Sharon is finally waking up too.
I really need to move her in the yard where it isn't so hot. It is funny, my fruit
trees are girls and my shade trees are boys in my head. It must that the fruit trees
I know I shouldn't say this and I don't mean to be
unkind, but my nut trees are boys. :)
I hope you have a lovely Friday. I think what I love
about spring is that the sky is blue and no matter how
cold it might get or how windy or how rainy. I know
that winter is over.
Have a lovely Friday.