Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Getting the stink blown off................

Every morning, I take a stroll around the gardens. 

I walk.

I think. 

I look.

And I smile.

My Dad would always say, "Get outside and get the stink blown off you!"

I'm sure there were lots of old-timey reasons for the saying but for Dad (and for me) ....... it was all about attitude.  Cuz how can you be in a bad mood after being outside!!

Today ..... this is what I saw as the stink was being blown off me!



 I love the accidental color combination here.




 The bright yellow lilies always makes me happy!



We found an old hog waterer made out of a water heater.  Now its a planter --- pretty in pink!


At the moment .... I think this is my happy place on the farm!




The deep rusty edges of these lilies were a surprise to me.


 

This shady corner of the lath house is coming along nicely.



The Honeycrisp apple tree is loaded with fruit and a few apples are showing a blush of red.



And the first yellow pear tomato is ripening.  It might be ready by the 4th of July. 

 
People ask if I have bouquet after bouquet of flowers in the house.  And I don't.  Not that I don't love them or want them.

But every bloom and blossom is etched in my mind ............ and in my heart.



And the stink is blown off my soul.

1 comment:

Ginny said...

My Nana use to say the same thing, Go out and blow the stink off of you. I have not thought about that in years. Thanks for reminding me. Have a great day and a wonderful 4th of July.