Thursday, June 4, 2009


It has been gratifying to watch my new garden develop. Leaving the other house was an enormous decision, and I knew I would miss many of the plants and trees. So far, I've been able to bring in plants representative of those I left behind. My daylilies, rudbeckia, echinacea, cannas, blue mist, dill, bulbine, ferns, roses, yarrow, esperanza, hyacinth vines, irises, rosemary, cosmos, cardinal vines, thumbergia and, most of all, the ladybugs, are all thriving! What would I do without the ladybugs? Everytime there's an aphid invasion, they attack with energy and, in no time, the aphids are gone. Because the ladybugs have used the dill for all of the phases of increasing their numbers, dill will remain an ongoing staple in my garden.

The earth laughs in flowers. e.e. cummings


Over the years I've heard people talk about their grandchildren, and I always wondered...can you really love them that much after you've had your own children? Now, I know. Absolutely. My grandson, Logan, is the light of my life. And the interesting thing is that he seems to continually enhance my love for my 3 grown daughters. Amazing how life develops. Occasionally, I wish that Mark could see and know Logan, but then I realize that he does see and know him...I feel it often.

Making the decision to have a child--it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. Elizabeth Stone Famous