Thursday, March 3, 2011

Peas, Potatoes, Panseys, Etc.

Another completely perfect day, at least weather-wise, here in Lloyd.
Y'all- it doesn't get much better than this.

Of course, this morning I had to show Mr. Moon the potatoes I planted. I dragged him out there by the scruff of his neck to make him admire my long, long, rows.
It really doesn't look that impressive at this point, but here it is:

Dirt and leaves.
Well, let me just tell YOU, there's a lot going on there. Hopefully, sprouting potatoes.

The peas are up and looking fine. Sturdy little plants. I love pea plants.

They just seem so merry, somehow. Jolly. Why is that?

The violets are blooming everywhere. If you click on this picture, maybe you can see them, a little gathering of them in amongst the weeds.

Brave and tender souls.

Here are some white ones:

When I took this picture of the Bradford Pear

it was still a bit misty so that the smokey blossoms blended nicely with the smokey air.
I was enchanted.

The redbud

is another type of cloud against the blue sky and the Japanese magnolia

raises up its delicate cups with bladed petals.

There. My yard. Or at least parts of it.

And the thing I was thinking to write about yesterday was how there are certain people whom we have (and possibly quite rightly so) elevated to position of sainthood such as Gandhi, Jesus, the Dali Lama, and how we take every word that comes from their mouths and we believe that it is TRUTH and even if 99% of it is, the fact of the matter remains- these are still humans and as such, sometimes they said fucked-up or confusing or weird things that are probably neither truthful nor helpful and holding ourselves up to the standards of what they say is not always possible or even the wisest thing to do.

Do you know what I mean?

I think that each and every one of us knows the truth in our hearts. I think it is part of our DNA. That we should be kind and help others, that love is the mightiest of all emotions and should guide our choices, that there is beauty to be found in the humblest of situations and that we all have whatever the godspark is in us.
And that fruit is better for us than Fruit Loops, even if they are Vitamin Fortified.

Okay. That's all I got today.
I must go clean my kitchen because it is nowhere near godly although it is rather humble.

And Mr. Moon does not know what that thing is that I found on the road but he likes it.

Your humble correspondent...Ms. Moon


  1. I'm first. Holy shit! Yippee!!!

    Love the flowering trees. Love you more though.


  2. Thank you for your photos and your heart truths. I needed both this morning.

  3. Well it looks impressive to me! Love the violets too--I have them all over my backyard. My grandkids have taken to calling Bradford Pear trees "snow trees" and were counting them as we drove home yesterday.

  4. Ms. Bastard-Beloved- And almost last. This was obviously not a very impressive post.
    I love you!

    Stephanie- Then they were worth it!

    Lois- Your grandchildren say what I think in my mind. They ARE snow trees. Aren't they amazing? The ones that get full sun will knock your eyes out.

  5. Thanks for the garden tour. I liked it.

  6. Your Spring is so far along! We're still cooooold.

  7. Your yard looks beautiful. Magnolias are my favourite. I wish they lasted longer. I have a Magnolia Grandiflora in my back garden which flowered for the first time last year, huge cream flowers the size of dinner plates, I was really excited when I saw them. Things like that are the best xx

  8. Syd- Oh, those are just a few things.

    Mwa- I am so glad it's not cold here.

    Christina- We have a GIANT magnolia grandiflora in our back yard and the magnolia blossom may be my favorite. They are otherworldly in beauty and fragrance. I also have a star magnolia and an ashe magnolia. I do love magnolias.


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