Summer officially started yesterday and already I feel as though I am behind in my normal summer activities. The late winter combined with a cold and rainy spring has meant all my gardening chores were delayed well into late Spring. Now my gardens are playing catchup with flowers blooming out of season and major replantings necessary due to the frigid conditions that saw many of the temperate plants perish. On the downside I lost some of my favorite plants like my old rosemary bush and many of my lavenders. On the plus side? I get to redesign some spaces and bring in new plants I have always wanted in my gardens.
Funny how things always seem to happen that way. Old things give way to new, cycles continue whether you want them to or not. Change arrives and its what you make of it that matters. Mourn the old if you must but welcome the new and see where it takes you…..gardening lessons that work no matter what you are actually applying them to. Weed out the extraneous from your life. Mulch and prune as necessary. Fertilize and nuture. Water and let go. Repeat…appreciate the seasons. And keep the terriers from hunting the toads…..that foaming at the mouth is nasty and the toads don’t like it either.
Winner Announcement: Winner of the “Looking After Joey” contest is Jo firstname.lastname@example.org. Jo has been contacted by myself and David Pratt. Congratulations to Jo. My thanks to David Pratt for the wonderful interview and book giveaway.
My week ahead at ScatteredThoughtsandRogueWords is looking like this:
Monday, June 23: Cold Feet by Lee Brazil
Tuesday, June 24: Miles and the Magic Flute by Heidi Cullinan
Wed., June 25: G.B. Lindsey “One Door Closes” Book Tour/Contest
Wed., June 25: Voodoo ‘n’ Vice by K.C. Burn
Thursday, June 26: Book Blast: Lee Brazil and “Less Than All” (contest)
Thursday, June 26: Swords, Sorcery and Sundry by Mina MacLeod
Friday, June 27: Author Spotlight: An Interview with Mina MacLeod (contest)
Friday, June 28: Book Blast: Draven St. James and “Fused By Fire” (contest)
Saturday, June 29: Duty to the Crown by Rebecca Cohen
Happy Reading…now off to the gardens while the sun shines…