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  • January 8th, 2009 | 6:11 PM
Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for my garden.

I am thankful that I have some dirt to call my own, a place to dig, to water, to watch life renew itself. It doesn't take much time, 5 minutes of pulling weeds, gathering seeds, and I am more at peace with my place in the giant world.

Things that make me smile in my garden:

  • Flowers still in bloom - Flax, Yarrow, Chinese Houses, Lupines and Monkey Flower.
  • The wildflower seeds are popping up all over the place even though they were just sown in the mulch and not dirt.
  • It looks like the Carex Pansa lawn is starting to take.
  • The ribes are full of buds waiting to burst into bloom.
  • The Sambucus Mexicana that had broken broken branches might have new life. I stuck the branches in a pot and forgot about them. No special treatment. Now they are all rooting.
  • Last night I heard a frog next door.
Life is good.


It's Thursday so don't forget to go try your hand at poems of 15 Words or Less with Laura Salas. It's quick. It's fun. It wakes up your brain. Laura also has an upcoming online class on Writing Children's Nonfiction Books for the Educational Market.
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mirtlemist
January 9th, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC)
Your mention of Chinese Houses gave me a smile. My MIL had a huge plot of what she called Chinese Lanterns beside her house. I had never seen them before and was enchanted. I'd forgotten all about them. I really need to find some!
susanwrites
January 11th, 2009 05:15 am (UTC)
Oh I hope you can find some. Everyone should have flowers that make them smile.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

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