the garden has been neglected this year. it’s managed fairly well what with the occasional weeding or trimming or pruning, but for the most part i’ve just let it be. other than the initial rose bloom in the early spring, there haven’t been as many blossoms, but still enough to make a bouquet now and then. strangely enough, some of the cymbidium orchids are blooming now, instead of in january–other flowers are also blooming early–the camellia and the paper whites are way ahead of schedule and i can’t decide if that’s a result of me ignoring them or if some greater power is at work–a neighbor’s azalea hedge is in full bloom–not what you would expect in october. go figure.
to make up for my indifference, i’ve planned a week of blossoms, one-a-day, just like a vitamin. some days i’ll add some words, but there may be days when i don’t so don’t be surprised if i let the image do the talking (can you imagine?)
also, for some strange reason (could it be the moon, halloween?), i feel like sharing some things you may not know about me and that i haven’t already divulged somewhere, sometime:
1. i worked at k-mart my junior year of high school. it is where i learned the little ditty, “i’ve got the son in the morning and the father at night.”
2. i have green eyes except for when they’re blue.
3. my second toe is longer than my big toe. supposedly that’s a sign of royalty. (as if.)
4. i’m shy. (are your eyes rolling back into your head?) and i’m fearless in a crowd. like my mother i will talk to anyone and yet i can be embarrassingly shy. it depends, on what i don’t know, it just happens sometimes.