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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wednesday Happenings

 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.
Balisha

8 comments:

Lona said...

Your Terracotta planter is so pretty Balisha.It does make one wonder what we all have caused our children to miss out on when we are so busy and do not take the time. Ice tea on the porch with a book sounds wonderful to me too. I cannot wait.

Margie's Musings said...

Mine too, Balisha, mine too!

Christys Cottage Wildlife Garden said...

I love sitting in the shade of my Oak tree after a day of gardening with an ice cold glass of tea watching all the birds and butterflies!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Your containers look good. I need more sedum containers.
Sorry for the sweet little boy.

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

The hen and chicks and other little succulent plants look so pretty in the terra cotta planter. The terra cotta does look very nice in your garden.

I hope that the little boy gets to go to the store with his mom the next time so he gets to take time for the flowers. The dad will probably never realize what he missed.

judemiller1 said...

In our busy lives, with our little kids, we probably did the same thing--I hope I was more tolerant of their simple wishes. It's nice to be a grandma because we are slower now and we can take the time to let our little ones look and experience and talk about it all.

Balisha said...

We of an older age do have all the time in the world to talk to little ones. If you could only have seen his face....all he wanted was to look at some flowers...not expecting a toy or anything for himself.....just a few moments.
Balisha

Barbara said...

Both my terracotta oblong pots with ice plants in just like yours disintegrated in the severe frosts that we had this spring.