Saturday, April 17, 2010

Today's Project

Today is a beautiful day, the air is sweet and filled with
the smell of orange blossoms. The trees are covered in
new green leaves that are dancing in the breeze. I know
I will forget the beauty of spring when summer comes and
there will be no work outside because it will be 100 degrees
by noon, but today it is so lovely.

I bought way more seeds than any sane person needs. I can't wait
to go out and play in the dirt and I even bought tomato plants.
I wasn't going to but they were just sitting there and I was walking
by and they sort of jumped into my arms. :)

I am going to digress for a bit and tell you what I saw the other night.
I was looking out the window, and I saw this little black kitty sitting
under the lemon tree. The kitty was intent on what ever it was watching
and I wanted to go see what it was.
I walked out as the kitty faded into a shadow and disappeared into the
tall grass next door. The sun was gone and it was that mystery time
of twilight, that if you could stand very still and quietly, you might
see a tiny fairy, in the blossoms of the lemon tree gathering nectar
for her evening tea. The moon was a new moon and had a smile
on its face and Venus was just rising. The air was still and
twilight on this night was very blue. As I stood at the lemon
tree, I could hear katydids in the grass, and the lemon tree
was full of moths. There were lots of dusty millers, but there
were also the great big plumy night ones. That really do
look like fairy's. It is still so early in April I did not
know they would be hatched yet. I love the night
moths. I think they are prettier than butterflies.
I think it is wrong that moths only got a boring name when
they are so much prettier but you only see them at night.

I wanted to take a picture but my camera shutter wasn't fast
enough. I do love spring.

Have a wonderful day today,


Meg said...

Wow, that was a beautiful post. :) I wish fairies really existed. That would be so amazing.

I think I will have to replant almost everything. The stupid "free range" cats around here keep pooping in my planters. My green beans are all but dead. And I'm not sure the tomatoes are going to make it after the wind beating they got last week.

Farm Girl said...

If we get the bad weather we are supposed to next week, I would just wait. I am going to wait on putting my tomatoes in next week. I don't want the little things to freeze.
Sorry you are home alone today. :(
Ron is plowing the pasture today. We were going to put in the drip lines but Kern Turf was out of the hookups so he will just get everything plowed and clean.

myletterstoemily said...

you painted a lovely picture without
your camera, with your beautiful

sometimes people who are labeled
'moths' are the most beautiful, too.