I had big plans this year. I was going to be so on task. I’d whip out a blog every Monday. I even had plans for weekly themes like gardening, crafting, decorating, and organization.
The sad thing is I have these great ideas for posts in my head. I take pictures, and think about the perfect title. I just never quite get them down on paper. Maybe the first three months don’t count and I’ll just take a do-over.
With sheltering in place, I have lots of time to get those ideas out. So let’s all think back to February when the skies were gray and the sun set before 5 pm. In the midst of that gloom, me and the MR went to the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival.
I love the beauty and the inspiration and was hoping we’d get some ideas for paths. If you’ve been around here for awhile, you know we’ve been talking about paths down to the garden and the orchard practically since the day we moved in. I’ve even made predictions that this was the year we’re going to put in paths.
My dad used to say
There’s no such thing as gonna. You either did it or you didn’t.
Well, we’ve done a lot of talking, but we haven’t ever quite gotten around to doing it. The MR back in January bought a tractor, and now I’m pretty certain it’s gonna happen. Who wouldn’t want to make paths with a tractor?
Sure enough we say some really interesting pavers in an outdoor shower fantasy. My photo keyed in on the nighttime mood light and doesn’t do it justice, but I’m hoping we have some paths made from these by summer. The MR found these pots that could be the answer for the planting strip under the edge of the portico. Watering it is a nightmare.
We’re not looking for a backyard pool, but this natural-look is so beautiful. I do think I need a pretty sitting area next to the garden and this tree is very interesting (and pricey).
We didn’t bring home a new pine tree, but I did pick up a twig broom that’s pretty and super effective. It comes in handy when the wind picks up and starts toppling all the plants on the deck. I also bought some tomato seeds from Uprising Seeds out of Bellingham. I like supporting local businesses and being able pick the exact type of plant. Since they’re grown in a similar climate, I’m hoping it’ll boost my success.
And while I’m not sure what they are appropriate for, these ladies dressed in flowers and plant material are gorgeous and make me smile.
I mentioned sheltering in place earlier. While we are safe and healthy, Covid-19 has impacted our lives in unexpected ways. Baby Girl is finishing her final quarter of college from home. We’re not sure when and if she’s returning to Portland. Graduation is canceled.
Sweet Miss has been laid off and her school is closed until May. The Fella is working from home. Me and the MR spent a working weekend with kids tiling and sewing curtains. We left hours before shelter in place was issued in Oregon and then Washington. But not before we got to meet the latest addition to their family.
Me and the MR have had to postpone some travel plans, but the eagles are daily visitors and technology is helping us keep in touch with friends and family.
Stay safe. Sending virtual hugs.