Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Growing Things in the Midst of a Mess

We're having rainy, gloomy weather here today and it is supposed to get cooler tonight. In a very practical sense that means that the muddy areas we have in our yard will stay muddy for a while yet. I have swept, mopped and cleaned over and over and the dirt just keeps on coming in. Not fun.
And we still have this much of a pile of sand that has to be spread over the places we've filled in already. And then grass must be planted to cover that.

But look what I found outside today!!
I'm not sure whether to call it the first tomato of the season or the last of last year's. :)This tomato plant just volunteered from a dropped seed after the mother plant had been pulled out. It managed to survive the winter with a little help from me. (I covered it in the worst of the weather.)It even has a few more little tomatoes ripening on it. I have to confess. (It's good for the soul.) I ate the one I picked this morning. All by myself. I didn't even offer to share. There is truly no comparison with those you buy at the grocery store! That's what makes it worthwhile to grow your own.

And then I went out and encouraged myself with some of the pretties in our yard. (Just ignore the weeds and enjoy the flowers.)

You know that flowers always make me happy. that's why I try to have some around all the time. :)
Even the little violets (growing in the middle of weeds that I have got to get out of there) make me smile.

And here are some more violets growing under a blueberry bush that has started budding.

I really feel for those of you still looking at a winter landscape that has not started to come back to life yet. Just enjoy mine for now and hold on! Yours will be back soon.
Have a great day!
Hugs and kisses,

1 comment:

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries and Eggs In My Pocket said...

How wonderful to see such pretty things growing and blooming! Blessings,Kathleen