When I woke up yesterday it was already in the sixties and the weatherman was telling me it would hit the low eighties inland. My mind started spinning…so many things to do, places to go… where to start?
When I saw this cute title message…the wishbone was definitely winning out as my first “Bone to pick”…because when I checked my on-line banking account…my state tax refund had come in….Celebrate, Celebrate…Dance to the Music!
I got dressed in a flash and took off for Lowe’s on Dorchester Road…they have the most beautiful outdoor nursery…and I was not alone in my desire to see all their latest spring plants coming in.
The parking lot was full…but the plant lovers were ushered in and told where and how to spread out….we were off and running… grabbing plants like we were in one of HGTV’s Guy’s Grocery Games!
Look what I returned with….in my cart!
I brought out the potting soil and started filling the wooden basket on the porch with English Daisies….the wooden container had been empty long enough! I had to pull my second bone out to get this job done…my “back bone.” It was heavy lifting it on the chair.
Another cloned branch from “Big Red” had survived the winter…but the other plants in with it had not…so I added “creeping Jenny” to fill in.
By now, for the first time in a long time, I was HOT! Perspiring profusely hot. It was time to stop the re-planting and wait until the morning coolness later in the weekend.
Speaking of coolness…look what Honey woke up to yesterday morning…certainly not low eighties weather predictions…but the serene scene of a late winter mountain morning with clouds and blue skies providing the amazing backdrop. God’s beauty knows no limits.
On the way home I stopped by my favorite tea room and had so much fun cutting up with Sherry when she brought me my wonderful chicken salad plate. We were both laughing at different jokes…so my “funny bone” got pulled.
An extra entrance has been added to the outside of the tea room and the yellow jessamine vine was starting to cover it…so pretty…had to get out of my car and go take a picture of it. It is our state flower, after all!
After I came in to cool off and eat my salad…I decided to cook the rest of the spaghetti and drop some off for Anne and Susan.
At both places…I ended up staying to catch up… on Anne’s front porch and Susan’s back deck…conversing with friends…the perfect day for doing so.
Anne showed me what she had just completed. A wildflower pattern on her quilt….It looked just like my dream of a wildflower “field” around my garden.
Soon I was off to Susan’s with another plate of spaghetti and found myself sipping peach tea she brought me- delicious, listening to the orchestra of birds Susan has in her back yard. They must know she is a talented musician and loves listening to friends of flight.
Before I left Susan showed me two beautiful pieces of nature that only God could place for Susan to enjoy its beauty while on the deck.
Drop-dead gorgeous camellias and a Star Magnolia…kin to the pink Japanese magnolias…just starting to pop open.
So until tomorrow….
At Tuesday Morning Friday afternoon I found the sweetest dragonfly outdoor light…Last evening, just as it was growing dark I placed it on the garden gate and said a silent prayer of gratitude…these days are filled with so much happiness, beauty, and friendship!
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh