Tuesday, April 18, 2017


No text today! There is but one focus -- to take heed! Seize the beautiful sun dappled hours! Get things done!

And I do. I leave but a trail of photos:

Our daffodils, in the morning light.

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Breakfast in the sun room. (It's early and still on the cool side.)

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The Flower Factory, my go-to local perennial nursery, opened its gates for business this week -- one week earlier than usual. I've been their loyal customer for decades now. Driving out to their place is a spring high point for me. And today is our day for it: Ed will read a book on a bench there, I'll walk, nod my head, learn, admire. (And yes, buy. After all, we've doubled the size of the front bed this year...)

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Back at the farmette, we unload the treasured pots of purchased flowers.

I glance out at our beds right now. I can never get enough of the daffodils -- our season's first bigger field of blooms.

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But I'm also happy to see the other spring beauties began their seasonal show.

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The cheepers wait and watch: will she be digging worms for us? Will she get us some yummy stale bread?

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Time to get Snowdrop.
We're going on an adventure, gaga?

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At the park, she wont get off the swing. Too slow! More high, gaga!

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At the farmhouse, always a rush to be with her characters first.

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At the sheep shed: I tell her that this is where ahah works. Today Snowdrop informs me: I work here too, gaga.

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Why I love dandelions: it is the one flower you can tell your grandchild: pick as many as you want!

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After nap polka dance. Ahah supplies the music, she supplies the smiles and the running commentary.

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Nurturing instincts kick in...

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And in between all that there are the hours spent weeding, digging, scheming, imagining.

A grand day. Totally grand.