I feel like Monday through Thursday rolls through like a blur. My work schedule requires an early morning departure and proscribed regularity to my daily rhythms. One or two afternoons and early evenings a week are spent with my two darling granddaughters. They live about an hour away, so travel time makes for additionally long days.
But Friday is MY day.
I usually have a whole host of chores and duties I’ve told myself all week I’ll attend to on Friday.
Thank you for not holding me accountable.
I needed to take photos of my neighbor’s Iris. I love the colors!
I also needed to take advantage of my blogging team of experts. Once in a while, not often, we have a visit from some birds I can’t identify. But I’m thinking you probably can.
Well, the day went on from there, but you’ll have to hear more about that later. We had an errand to run, and just a wee bit of distance from that destination was another photo opportunity to punctuate a story I’m eager to share.
Oh the things I
avoid do in service of my very serious blogging responsibilities. Better yet, I dragged Jay into my adventure and took up his time, too! I hope you’ll think it was worth it. I do!
Tomorrow is also full of fun–at least my kind of fun. The schedule calls for appreciating the hard work of others!
The Theodore Payne Foundation offers its annual garden tour. What makes this particular garden tour special and of interest to me is that each of the gardens on the tour contains at least 50% native plants. Many of the gardens have also been certified as National Wildlife Federation Wildlife Habitats.
I can hardly wait. Photography is encouraged, so I’ll have more to share.
I’m looking for both ideas and personal inspiration.
I think in time I can manage to shift to 50% native flowers and grasses, and maybe even a higher percentage in our backyard. Not quickly, but in time!
I wonder if these wonderfully well-planned gardens will have any iris or roses? I don’t know that they fit into the category of native plants, but I sure have some beautiful ones right now.
They help me breathe lighter. They’re staying.
Take a look….I even found a cymbidium orchid that had been hiding under the camellias all winter long and with no added help from me, it’s now ready for its closeup!
Don’t forget to use your weekend for some quality exhaling–it’s all about cultivating your well-being! If you need any suggestions, just ask. I am quite good at suggesting ways to breathe lighter, don’t you think?
- Invite Wildlife to Your Environment: Sustainable Gardening/Living Tip #10 (afarmingartist.wordpress.com)
- 4 Reasons to Love Native Plants (sierraclub.typepad.com)