Friday, March 6, 2009
~IT'S NOT RAINING VIOLETS....OR ROSES~
Beatrix Potter, have you ever seen the opening scene in one of her stories? She leaves home, and her little cottage is a delight in itself. An overgrown entry, with a thick oval wooden door. She goes out with her easel to paint on a beautiful grassy hillside and gets caught in a Spring rain and rushes home with her collie dog to a cup of hot tea and a cozy fire to write of the adventures of her woodland friends. Peter rabbit, the real one, is her desk top companion. A simple life at it's most beautiful.
A little lamb is a sure sign of Springtime. Only two more weeks. I wonder if it is too late for bulbs? Probably.
I need to get out and start digging in the dirt..and soon. I have held myself back from hitting Home Depot for plant and flowers but it is getting harder and harder to do. Back east I would have a good excuse, but here..not really. One reason I am hesitating is that California has a way of throwing in a hard freeze just when you think it is over and sadly your plants are suddenly mush. Tomorrow...I AM going anyway. I NEED FLOWERS. If it rains I want it to rain Violets!