Good morning friends,
What a joy it's been this morning
recording the first days of Spring inside this new
handmade journal that was created with so much heart and
traveled all the way across the big Pond.
Jeanie I love it so much... if you're reading here... thankyou!!!
Each and every page inside is decorated so beautifully.
And she gave so much thought to all the things I really love...
Opening to the first page this morning...
I hope to record all the beautiful things God shows me
through nature, blooms, the weather, work, ...
you get thee idea.
As our days warm, I hope to watercolor the things I see.
My friend Cor, had this garden book that is just like
how I've been telling her I want to learn to paint and document
my days in the garden. She mailed it to me and it's such a delight.
I hope I can learn from it... and maybe I'll be adding
little watercolor snippits to Jeanies journal up above.
I hope by the end of the season my garden journal gets fat from Spring and
Summer around the shabby olde potting shed.
One of the first things to record
was today's tomato intervention.
This flat of tomatoes has grown so tall under the grow lights
and they're now getting unhappy not having enough dirt.
Today they were carried to the garden and even though I was gentle watering;...
they pitched a fit and threw themselves down on the floor.
They're in the greenhouse now... to straighten up.
I need to add a little potting soil to their tops today and maybe they'll make it
to transplant date around the 10th. Any earlier than that and I always regret it.
I get so gungHo to plant tomatoes and yet....
they don't like it until the soil warms anyways.
It seems that if I plant them too early... it's like taking ten steps backwards
because they don't thrive until they feel the heat.
The tomatoes I planted in dixie cups are doing much better than
the other ones. There's just not enough soil in those tiny flats...
and who wants to transplant them again in a bigger pot before
sticking them in the ground?
These are the little things I live
Last night I mowed alot.
Accidentally... ran over a couple bachelor buttons
that reseeded from last year.
So this morning I grabbed a bucket and started digging up
all the others to
save their lives. They were in the danger zone.
Now they're moved into the garden and are next door neighbors
to Miss Daisy.
It's soooo balmy out.
The radar shows this ugly red band headed our way.
We will be smack dab in the middle of it all unless
it changes course.
The headline say severe,
and tornadoes possible.
This too is Spring in Arkansas.
Below is my verse today.
We're trusting God to take care of us.
He IS our refuge and fortress.