Friday, March 25, 2011


“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:  when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”  ~Charles Dickens

That's what this week has been like, spring-like weather but still a chill in the air unless you are standing in the small patches of sun. I've been babysitting the flats of seedlings on the top deck that GRANDson Gavin and I planted two weeks ago. We transferred the marigolds, zinnias, beans and squash to little styrofoam cups last weekend and they are doing nicely. Our nights are still coolish so I cover them by draping a flannel sheet over the table, kind of like tucking in a child each night!

I think the project will not only yield plants for the garden... Gavin is actually enjoying the whole process! His big city ways are melting away from him slowly. Life is slower here, and we make time for doing nothing. He tells me often he likes just "hanging with you and Papa!" Isn't that the nicest compliment you could ever get from a 10 year old?


  1. It's the bestest ever. :-)

  2. Melts your heart doesn't it? Aw,that is so sweet.

  3. Oh goodness - - - you must be far enough "souther" than us for this to be done NOW. We've still got SNOW and it was only 16 degrees when on got on lappy this morning. NO budding plants OUTDOORS for us here - - - - yet.

  4. Makes your heart melt and ours too!...:)JP

  5. Joyce, I cleaned flower beds last weekend and it was 80 degrees...spitting snow today and supposed to snow tomorrow. UGH. tonight is cozy with candles lit and heat on.
    Hugs! Cheryl

  6. The best compliment of all. We have to start our gardens out that way too because we have such a short growing season..good luck with yours :D


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