I feel a post percolating about the fires and rebirth, but having just returned from GWA, I’m too tired to write it today. My home and garden were spared–the fire was several miles away–but many were not so lucky.
Below are two recent posts from Fiskars and Lowe’s. If you visit my Lowe’s post and leave a comment, I’ll give you a big hug next time I see you. Of course, I’d hug you anyway.
Would a plant by any other name truly smell as sweet?
Pond plants and prairie natives: a tale of two extremes
Art in the garden: how much is too much?
Have a beautiful Labor Day, and please donate to the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities U.S.A, or the rescue agency of your choice. All over the country there have been floods, fire and power outages.
Our rescuers now need our help. If you see a firefighter, give him or her a hug and say it’s from all of us in Oklahoma and Texas. You might also buy some water for your local fire department too.
It’s all a way to say thank you and pay it forward. Thank you for reading my blog too.
Hang in there girl!! It’s got to end sometime!! The cool weather certainly has the capacity to change our exasperation!! At least it makes the drought a little more tolerable! Praying for rain!
I’m so glad you and your garden are ok! Here’s a plant I think might do well in your garden, esp. after the drought this summer:
I bet those would be beautiful in my garden.Thanks.
I enjoyed your talk at GWA. You owe me a hug. I tried to add a picture to my comment on the Lowes site, but I told me it wasn’t a photo. Not sure what’s going on there, but thought you would want to know. It was a jpg file.
Peggy, I’m so sorry about the Lowe’s site. I don’t know why it does that sometime. I wish they would let us post our own pieces and monitor the comments. It would make things easier for everyone. Thanks for trying to comment, and I’ll hug you as soon as I see you.
dirty girl gardening
i love the van gogh sunflower… he is my favorite artist so the flower is very fitting. have you read the book, “a lust for life”..? check it out.
So many thoughts with you.
On a trivial level – by chance my latest post is about ‘A rose by any other name . . .’
Hope rest picks you up. At times like these, I am especially grateful for the equable climate where I live and especially impressed by the bravery of those who have to face elements we rarely encounter.
Esther, I’ll pop over there and read your post. I do love roses. I wish this had been a better year for them. I have gardening withdrawal almost. It is a harsh climate, but we all adapt to where we live.
Dee, I am glad you were spared from the fire also. I’m sure the Junipers (cedar trees) are quite prevalent in you area and I have seem them explode when they catch fire. Quite a mess..
Rest for your recreation. greg.
Thank you Greggo. I slept in until 8:30 this morning. I feel a lot better. We are supposed to get milder weather so I can garden again. I ache to plant something.
Lisa at Greenbow
This has been the most devastating summer in my memory. I thought of you and yours when I saw on the news about the fires in OK. I am so glad to hear that you were spared that horror. Get some rest. Still praying that your area gets a good soaking rain soon. Big hugs.
Thank you Lisa for keeping us in your thoughts. We needed those good thoughts. We are also praying for rain and cooler temperatures.
Hey Dee, Rest is the bestest thing for you to do~What an emotional time Central South gardeners have had. May it rain upon your garden and state soon~xogail
Thank you dear Gail. I hope it will rain. I slept in this morning, and I feel much better. Now a little exercise, and I’ll be my old self.
Glad the fires missed you again. We sure do need some rain.
Take your shoes off and put your feet up. I know it’s the “Labor” Day weekend, but all laborers deserve a rest.
Susan, I like how you wrote, “Glad the fires missed you again.” That is exactly what it feels like this summer. All is a big slot machine. I am going to rest and watch football today.
I’m glad you are still perculating ideas–the heat has fried my brain and zapped my energy. The only thing I can manage to enjoy these days, it tall glasses of iced tea, spending the afternoon inside a dark theatre, and big hunks of watermelon–icy cold.
Glad you were spared, but feel so badly for those who were not so lucky.
Jenny, I completely understand. It’s been a terrible summer. I also spend most of my time indoors with the same iced tea. I don’t really like watermelon, but my daughter sure does so I serve it often. I feel bad for them too. That’s why we must all help in whatever way we can.
I was hoping the fires had spared your home. With as dry as your part of the world has been, it was a very real concern. I hope things change for you soon.
Hi Les, thanks for coming by and checking on us. The fires did this time.
I’ll be waiting for my hug, but please not with those grimy hands!
I’ll make sure to give you practiced arm hug with no hands. :))
kate/high altitude gardening
I’d be worn out, too. You’ve dealt with some difficult weather this season. Glad to hear that your lovely gardens were spared. Enjoy some much-needed rest over this long weekend.
Hi Kate, it’s been one ugly season. I’m gonna watch some football and enjoy.