Friday, January 1, 2010
This morning, while drinking my morning tea, I did what I normally do every New Year Morning. I browse through the Burbee Gardening catalog. This is something I have done for the last 15 years. Why? Well, you see, I have a love for large dogs, who have me wrapped around their little pinky on the paw, so my gardening is limited to containers, with all of their hiding places to "season" their treats/bones. Orca somehow just loves it when the tomatoes and peppers come to ripen, and he feels he needs a snack, and they are gone! He even eats the rosehips off of my rose bushes!! How could you deny a face like that! So I continue to browse through gardening catalogs, and usually order 1-2 new items to plant each January. I love working in the yard and garden, it really helps me to relax, just like stitching. And the rewards are so great, the beauty when they bloom and neighbors walk by and tell me how pretty my yard and flower beds look. I love to cut the flowers and deliver them to my neighbors, and to my mom's neighbors. They just beam with excitement, and that it is worth it all! I can't wait to start puttering in my yard, but until then, I will dream of an English cottage garden, pretending to be in Lake County, with Peter Rabbit! What a great way to start off a new year! What are your dreams for 2010?