Poor roses, caged! Well, it’s the only way to keep the deer from biting off all the blooms. I have to work on the fences today because the fawns can slide under. They will be getting bigger and want the vitamin C in the roses soon.
And for music for Juneteenth: Nina Simone Mississippi Goddamn.
I love this gorgeous piece of music: Over the Rhine’s Let it fall.
Happy Easter Sunday.
For Mundane Monday #206, my prompt is opening.
My camillias are opening and blooming, and look luscious. What photograph illustrates opening for you?
Link to today’s Mundane Monday and I will list them next week!
From last week the prompt was curve.
The Wishing Well returns with a curve to take care on.
For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: bold.
Yesterday felt so spring like. I wandered around the neighborhood taking pictures. These are in a pot on my front stoop. I curled up in the sun in my lower yard and took a nap for an hour in the sun as well.
The color prompt makes me think of the Farmer’s Market. Our Saturday market opens April 7. Hooray, spring is around the corner!
To market, to market
to buy a fat pig
Home again, home again
I am having a snow day. It snowed yesterday! Schools are closed and the roads are ice and it was 25 degrees when I walked into clinic. Clinic is cold and power and phones and computers are all out.
Now I have power back but internet is iffy. I have cancelled today’s patient. Some are 45 minutes or an hour away on good roads! We only have an inch of snow but the people north of me are reporting 6-8 inches. I have called people about tomorrow as well. Clinic will proceed if we have power and heat, but the people an hour away are cancelling. The weather forecast is that it will freeze at night all week, which is unusual here.
I am less than a mile from clinic and have ski clothes, so I should be able to get in unless we have an ice storm. We have paper files for back up so I could find phone numbers even with the power out. All except one new patient and now I’ve tracked that one down. We also have a battery lantern because the bathroom is really really dark with the power out. No windows.
I took the photograph last night. My ornamental plums were budding. I don’t know how happy they will be with a week of freezing weather!
My mother had plants all over a shelf running the length of their kitchen. She did a pen and ink drawing of the riot of flowers and pots and leaves. She then did a second one but this time the snapdragons were dragons and there were elves and fairies and monsters in all the plants.
My orchid is blooming riotously right now, with abandon, to the point where the pot barely stays upright. I love orchids, how long the blooms last, and how they would rather not be watered too much, and a flower that perches up on tree branches in jungles: how delightful and romantic is that? This one is in my kitchen window and makes me think of my mother.
For Wordless Wednesday.