When I first shot more pictures of flowers today, I thought to myself...people are going to think...NOT AGAIN, please, enough with the flower images.
But then I asked myself if "I" was tired of creating flower pics, or if I could ever tire of seeing flower pics, and my answer was a resounding no.
Right now my yard is overflowing with peonies, poppies, coreopsis, columbine, verbena, some blue flower that I don't know the name of, and lots, and lots of roses.
Now, I know some of you have been avid gardeners for years, and although I've always gardened and had flowers in my yard and in containers, this is the first year that I feel like I'm a "gardener." You know, one of those people who has beautiful cut flowers strewn about their house, and who walks around each morning and evening admiring mother nature's handiwork.
My mother was a gardener, and could blow my not so tiny butt out of the water, but I'm learning to find happiness in something I used to do for others and not myself. What I mean by that is I've always planted flowers to look pretty on my porch, or in places people could admire from the street, but I rarely planted flowers where I could enjoy looking at them.
Now, I am filling up the corners of my yard that I look at, while still wanting our yard to be beautiful for others. I've finally grasped the concept of a secret garden, one that is reserved just for me and those I want to share it with. Truth be told, I will want to share my secret garden too.
Lest you think that all I'm doing is lounging among the petals, here is my other new obsession...jams and jellies! I ordered this book a bit ago and I plan to make good use of it once our blueberries are ripe.
Since I'm gluten free, I don't even really eat much toast or things to put jam or jelly on, but that won't stop me from becoming a confiture connoisseur my friends! You see, I think I'm channeling a bit of my grandmother these days and that makes me want to create things that are reminiscent of simpler times...like canning, gardening, and whatever else brings me closer to nature.
So if you see a woman wearing an apron, carrying a baby lamb in one hand and stirring a pot of jam in another....just honk your horn and move on down the road...really, there's nothing to see here folks...just shake your head and say "not again!" ;-)