We all have choices in life and life requires that we make priorities. Sometimes the choice is a no-brainer; other times there isn't much of a choice if we are to avoid consequences, if we are to meet our obligations, if we are to be true not just to ourselves or to others, as well.
And sometimes we procrastinate.
So to clear my head, I went on a walk about the Garden Spot today, where I did find a bit of Spring:
The first tulip bud; the daffodils are not far behind. In fact the ones we planted last year have been peeking through the soil since mid-January. I tend to think that because they were planted in newly tiled soil, they had little trouble pushing through. . .
. . .I found the Head Gardener tiling the vegetable garden.
We will plant sweet peas and green peas St. Patrick's Day. I helped him sort and organize gardening supplies and tools on the golf cart. . .
. . .I found a glorious day. Our first day when we could be outside without a coat--mid- 50s,
but the Garden Spot is brown, brown, brown. . .
. . . I found one of the neighbors hiding in the windbreak: a little black goat.
I wanted to get a picture of him and his friends, but they got into the wind break
before I could get a good shot. I did a walk about to pick up trash that had blown into the pasture. . .
. . . Not a new discovery, the wounded pine that suffered major damage from the snow storm we had last October that devastated the trees, not just at the Garden Spot, but all along the Front Range. It will take years for trees to recover. We spent over $1,000. having our trees pruned a couple of weeks ago. This once full and beautiful pine tree will never recover.
Back to the choices.
And I am finding that the super market has some bulb good choices: Iris (a variety that I don't have), Anemones (which I have never planted before), and my favs, gladioli.
So while the choice in deciding which bulbs to buy was practically a no brainer, the priority for the afternoon was grading 75 annotated bibliographies for research papers in my college research class. Oh long deep sigh, followed by a gutteral groan.
I procrastinated. I am procrastinating now. Shame on me. Fortunately, I have the day off tomorrow and while the stack of 75 projects looks awfully intimidating, the assignment is fairly easy to grade and I have all week to get them done.
It felt so good to get outside today, to sort the gardening stuff, to walk around to see what's coming up, and checking out to see what projects need to be done--everything from clean-up to digging up and transplanting, to pruning and Preening (the weed pre-emergent). I have one more week of school then spring break. I really am ready for a break.
Some of you asked by the vase in my last post: Hull or McCoy? Hull. It is my mother-in-law's. She is now in a nursing home, the lovely vase lives here where I like to use it. It does have a small chip on the inside lip, but it still is pretty.
Well, I have my week planned out for me, and I hope that you all have a great week. Go find Spring then report back.