Oh, it felt so good to be out and about this morning. I had a few things to pick up at K Mart, so I went to step out the door and looked to my right. My little garden by the drive is waking up. The daffodils have already bloomed, but several other things are starting out,The strawberry jar is really coming around. I need to put a big plant on top. In past years I have put geraniums there...I need something that doesn't need a lot of moisture yet brings color to this spot.
My terra cotta planter is getting really filled in. I love the contrast of color and texture in this planter. I think that terra cotta looks so good in little flower gardens. I checked the big mum on the corner of this garden...not much going on. Last year I had to cut it down, because it was so unsightly with all the dead leaves. Hope it recovers....it is a huge plant and my focal point for fall.
I went to the store and heard the sweetest comment from a little boy to his very busy dad. The conversation went like this...."Daddy, can we stop and look at all the flowers?" No comment from the dad, but he was trying to hurry the youngster. "Daddy, can we stop...please....Mommy always does." The father ignores this comment and starts to walk to the car. I looked at the little one...he was almost in tears as he said, "Wait for me Dad...will you hold my hand." The dad briskly took a hold of his little hand and almost dragged him to the car. I felt so badly for that little guy....I stopped to wonder how many times have we hurried our children without paying attention to their wants? I hope that I didn't do this....
That put a damper on my shopping for a while, but going into the store and seeing so many friendly faces cheered me up pretty quickly. After buying what I went for....I was lured to the appliance department and saw an ice tea maker sitting there. I love iced tea and before I knew it....it was in my cart.
Ahhhhhh.....summer days on the front porch with my book or needlework and a tall frosty glass of iced tea....my idea of summer pleasures.