A mere twelve days ago, this rose was encased in snow and ice. I cannot believe it persevered and is now a beautiful rose. It is a fragrant cloud and lives up to its name. Very beautiful aroma. It is difficult to photograph because it is a lovely bright shade of red/pink/orange and usually ends up looking like a glow in the dark blob. Yesterday was cloudy which enabled me to take the best pic of it ever.
This morning I am going to plant a little pumpkin patch in a corner of my back yard. I have wanted to do this forever, and now will give it a go. I have all kinds of things going on in my garden – hoping they will live and bear fruit (and vegetables). One of the cucumbers has actually latched a tiny tendril to the trellis I thought I would have to coach it onto. So excited to see that!
A quiet life is a good life. I am currently reading “The Power of Silence Against the Dictatorship of Noise” by Robert Cardinal Sarah. It is very thought provoking and may cause me to make radical changes – like unplugging the cable. I don’t get ANY television here without cable, so it would be a real unplugging. Not sure I can get the guts to do it, but I know it would be beneficial for me if I did.
In retirement, it is very tempting to sit down in front of the TV in the daytime. My default channel is CNN. Righteous indignation is a drug that seems to need more and more time and energy. I do not believe in burying my head in the sand, but I don’t have to be living in minute by minute “breaking news” as this debacle unfolds. As it is, I have a rule that the TV doesn’t get turned on until 5 p.m. But I really wonder how much more peaceful my home would be if I just skipped it altogether.
I want peace. I want quiet. I want to watch the roses bloom. I want to see tomatoes and zucchini and eggplant and cucumbers and herbs growing in my garden. I want to pray.
I better get out in that garden and plant those little pumpkin plants!
I hope you all have a beautiful day.