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Spring is close. As I sit here I see any number of robins hopping about on the lawn which is now turned green in many places. Spent some time this morning looking through seed catalogs. Since neither the husband nor I can eat lettuce without ugly consequences I am exploring other greens like this very small Pak Choi which I'm excited to say comes in purple.

Other garden changes include a return to growing a row of old fashioned mustard greens, and no peas this year as they are just too labor-intensive. I will miss those sweet little green orbs. Thinking to add a Savoy type cabbage and changing the way I plant carrots so that they won't all be ready to pull at the same time.

The spinach survived the last snowfall and some of the Valentine's Day lettuce has sprouted. The day lies before me and I'm going to spend it being creative in other ways, drawing, knitting, or a new page in the art journal - maybe. I'm glad to have some really great leftovers so I don't have to cook. I often think if I could give up housekeeping entirely so thatI would have a whole lot more time to do the things I really want to do. But, I never do. So I'll cut back some I'll try not to be so anal, it's been a lifelong struggle LOL.

Daughter number 2 gave me her camera which she no longer uses,  having completely converted to pictures by phone, and I've been spending some time playing with that and watching some videos about its operation. It's a pretty simple point-and-shoot affair an Nikon Coolpix L110. I like it because it's larger than my digital camera and I find that with both the phone and the smaller camera my hands shake too much to get a good image. So I'm very grateful to get this camera and soon we'll get out and take some more pictures for sketching.

I hope everyone recognizes at least one miracle in their life today even if it's just that you managed to get out of bed.


( 22 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 9th, 2018 04:56 pm (UTC)
A tri pod might be useful for you
or using a tree to hold it against?

tried getting pictures
of the last full moon
I just could not get a good hold!
I need a tri pod too
but it was too cold outside
to stand still.

nice flowers!
collect the stamens?

congratulations on the camera
it'lll be fun!

Mar. 9th, 2018 05:16 pm (UTC)
Love. Congrats. On camera
Mar. 10th, 2018 01:44 am (UTC)

Thanks. Now need weather to be warmer again.

Mar. 10th, 2018 01:43 am (UTC)

Had a great tripod, gave it to my granddaughter, so it goes.

Didn't know stamens from spring crocus were of use. Autumn crocus, yes.

Mar. 10th, 2018 02:12 am (UTC)
oops "
Mar. 10th, 2018 03:54 pm (UTC)
RE: oops "
They do look like mine. Thanks for the info. Never had saffron.
Mar. 10th, 2018 10:41 pm (UTC)
Re: oops "
I've bought a wee bit but never had it
taste any "different"
wonder if saffron buns are as good as touted.
Mar. 9th, 2018 05:37 pm (UTC)
Omg, today’s main miracle for me is precisely that I managed to get out of bed!
Mar. 10th, 2018 01:44 am (UTC)


Mar. 9th, 2018 08:06 pm (UTC)
LOL, it's ALWAYS a miracle when I manage to get out of bed for the day. Hope yours is a good one...
Mar. 10th, 2018 01:47 am (UTC)

Although the day didn't live up to the mornings promises, it was more than acceptable.

Mar. 9th, 2018 08:43 pm (UTC)
I second the tripod. I need to get back into photography too!

My miracle today was veterinary medicine. My Pip had been poorly all week but a shot from the vet and he's back to his old self.
Mar. 10th, 2018 01:47 am (UTC)

Poor Pip, he's had a rough go. Glad he's better now.

Mar. 10th, 2018 04:33 am (UTC)
The flowers are beautiful. I have to get some dirt so I can start seeds in the house. What was your miracle for today?
Mar. 10th, 2018 03:48 pm (UTC)
My miracle was completing a sketch that had been giving me no end of grief. What are you starting in the house?
Mar. 10th, 2018 12:42 pm (UTC)
Good news on the camera since the size is better for you to hold. A tri-pod would come in useful!

Good planning on the garden and you showing more signs of spring then we are..snow bound still!

and all those miracles are deeply appreciated.

Mine? No chemotherapy.

Edited at 2018-03-10 12:42 pm (UTC)
Mar. 10th, 2018 03:49 pm (UTC)
That is truly a miracle so happy for you.
Mar. 11th, 2018 09:48 am (UTC)
Love your flowers!

And now it's planning vege garden time!

Have fun with your new camera. It sounds like a good one!

Mar. 11th, 2018 01:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks on all counts. Woke up to snow thus morning, crazy weather!
Mar. 12th, 2018 10:23 am (UTC)
It's very unpredictable!
Mar. 12th, 2018 11:22 am (UTC)
Best time of the year!
Mar. 13th, 2018 11:22 am (UTC)
Glad you love your spring :)
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