Monday, April 27, 2009

A Simple Woman's Daybook, Entry #12



OUTSIDE MY WINDOW...
Sunshine, sunshine and more sunshine! The sky is so blue with fluffly white clouds occasionally floating past. The spring green colors are everywhere I look, and the woods outside my window are teeming with animals, birds and new foliage!


I AM THINKING...
That I wish I was home in the garden, but that at least I have a gorgeous view of spring out of my huge office windows!!


I AM THANKFUL...
for the beautiful weather and the opportunity to grow beautiful things in my garden and flower beds.


FROM THE KITCHEN... something on the grill outside this afternoon!

I AM WEARING...
brown pants, beige top trimmed in lace, my favorite beige slip on mules!


I AM CREATING...
in the garden. I've planted new flowers in our front flower beds, along with many herbs like curly parsley, oregano, rosemary, thyme, sweet basil, and more. I need dill!! I LOVE dill! I also put out tomato and pepper plants.


I AM READING...
Gardening magazines at the moment, like Garden Gate, one of my favorites, and Country Gardener.


I AM HOPING...
that the weather stays just as it is today for the rest of the week!!

I AM HEARING...
Students laughing and talking as they walk around outside near our building on campus. Campus is buzzing with life! Students are excited about the ending of the semester and the summer break, the flowers are blooming, and everyone wants to be outside!


AROUND THE HOUSE...
I've been working on our porches and readying them for the summer season. We sat outside on our wrap-around porch many hours over the weekend, and we loved it!!


ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...
The view of my back yard from our porch.


A FEW PLANS FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK...
Get the riding mower repaired before the grass grows too high, set out more herbs and flowers, plant some flower pots with impatiens for the back of the house, and find some big gorgeous ferns to plant on the shaddy side of the house near the water hose.


PICTURE THOUGHT...
I love honeysuckle, and every year the scent of it is carried up onto our back porch and through the screen door into our kitchen. As soon as people get out of their car in our driveway, the scent greets them!



Have a Blessed and Happy Day!!

3 comments:

Miss Jen said...

Dearest Paula,
What lovely musings!!
I just love the picture you shared
too.... Happy Monday!!! Blessings! :)

Love,
Miss Jen

The Victorian Parlor said...

Oh I love this entry! I love spring with all of it's splendor and rebirth. And I love honeysuckle! It's sweet scent reminds me of childhood (we used to pick lots of honeysuckle flowers). This post really made me smile-thanks:)

Blessings,

Kim

Karen said...

Beautiful photo of the honeysuckle! I love seeing all the photos of your flowers. How I wish Spring would get here and stay! We had 4" of snow this morning. Blah!