Forward - From the Heartland of Carolina

This is a continuing story of the journey Forward shared by 2 people, Lynne and Tom. Both love to LIVE life to it's fullest, which currently means spending lots of time outdoors, working on various projects from gardens to patios, flowers to vegetables, sunrises and sunsets, birds and woodland critters, and spending time with family. Don't forget to check the monthly archives, and please feel free to leave us a comment so we know you stopped by.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Beginning of a new week

Awww yes - it is a new week - hot and humid here in the "heartland" - sure makes for playing in the gardens not so much fun. Tom does continue to go out on a daily basis and work or play - me - I am growing VERY accustomed to the AC on these days when the heat index is over 100 degrees. Yesterday we had a little excitement in the backyard when the pilated woodpecker showed up for a quick visit. We are getting use to his call now so know when he is in the area. That is such a big bird and so distinctive. The indigo bunting makes regular morning and evening visits now - he has been absent for over a month so it was good to see him again at the gazebo feeder. The gardens are taking a respite right now - nothing really new. I have started several flats of seeds for fall plantings - violas/2 kinds of snapdragons/African Daisies and allysum. I plan to get some more started - need to look through my almost 100 packets of seeds that I have - old and new. Also going to get some lantana cuttings started - and geraniums.

Tom and I talked last night into the wee morning hours about plans we have for the house and gardens. It was really nice - so quiet and peaceful on the back deck and surprisingly the mosquitoes were not that bad. We are thinking more and more about turning the front craft/sewing room into a Florida room of sorts - would be cheaper than a greenhouse. Then I can start more seedlings indoors and winter over the tender perennials. The room is facing south and gets all the right exposure. There would be little structural work that would have to be done - perhaps larger windows and skylights. - just rambling here but then that is what this journal is all about - right????

Life outside our little corner of the world is going good. Grandsons start school next week. It is so hard to believe that our John will start kindergarten this year - where does time go. He was my little life line after Glenn's passing - gave me a reason to get up everyday as I had to watch him while Dawn went to college - took my mind off the immediate pain and loss. God bless children - they are so innocent at that age. And now - we look forward to the October birth of our grandaughter - another baby to hold and spoil. According to Kevin - Mom to be (Jenn) and baby are doing great - everything is on schedule. Mom is still up at Lee's in Wellsboro PA. Ruth, Tom and I will go up sometime in September to bring her back.

Until next time - remember to smile - it is contagious :)

~~anyone who plants a seed - believes in tomorrow~~


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