Yesterday was a rare beautiful sunny Spring day in Ohio. My favorite coffee shop opened a new location that is super close so I took the Girl for a ride and we went to check it out. I knew it would get warmer out and she stays in the car so we both wore shorts. Yes, it was a little chilly when we left but it was still early. Sunny and 65 is short weather in Ohio. I had to chuckle as we were leaving, we were both in shorts and the old guy across the street was waxing his truck while wearing jeans, a long sleeved hoodie, and a puffer vest.
Our first stop was coffee and then we headed to the greenhouse where I typically buy my plants. They just opened last week and people must not know yet because there were not a lot of people, thank goodness. I wondered how that would go, but it wasn’t an issue. I specifically went in for two flats of violas, I ended up with that plus two ferns and some herbs. I probably only needed a flat and 1/3 but I didn’t know that at the time.
I bought thirty that were this size and two that were 3in pots. I wanted to do something nice for the girls that work at my local Italian grocery store. The two 3in went to my two favorite cashiers, and the rest went to everyone else. I just wanted them to know they were appreciated. Only one person knows it was me and she was one of the two favorites. I tried to keep it on the down low as much as possible because this wasn’t about me, it was about them. Hopefully these little flowers brought some smiles yesterday.
I don’t usually plant a lot of flowers, except for marigolds and I started those seeds last week. Every planter I have on the side of the house has some violas in them. It’s a good thing I like them because I have a lot of them now!
I cut the grass, planted flowers, and finished the last spot that needed mulch. Plus I took some time to just sit in the sun and get some vitamin D. I think because there is less traffic and it’s quieter we can hear things that we normally would not. The Girl pointed it out and yes, I could hear it. The bush sounded like rice krispies in milk, “snap, crackle, and pop.” The second time we sat out in the sun we could hear the grass making the same noise. What is that about? Is this a normal sound in nature that we can never hear because of the noise? When we were on the grass I chalked it up to the moisture on the grass evaporating? Turns out, I was wrong… nature is talking and we can finally listen and hear.
I worked Friday and then yesterday I worked in the yard most of the day. Why does Friday feel like a week ago? I guess it’s true what they say “time is an illusion” because time means nothing these days. I have a couple of projects I want to attempt today so fingers crossed I can get them done. Since it’s a rainy day in Ohio, I shouldn’t get distracted too much. Stay healthy…Zia