Forsythia, WC sketch, 4/26/14
April 26, ‘14
Today has been chilly and gray with occasional sun. The high temp was 56. I’m some disappointed that this has been such a cold and slow spring but any warm temp is better than the bitter cold we had all winter and up until a few weeks ago. Perhaps the slow unfolding stretches out the enjoyment. This week forsythia is prevalent.
I’ve spent little time in the enjoyment of a watercolor sketch these past few months. With the increased warmth I’m able to sit in my big chair in front of the window for a long period of time. Doing this sketch of the forsythia bush across the street was good for my head. I was able to put my mind in a quieter place than actually exists in this house. With this weather, the children upstairs have been inside and are most noisy. For awhile, I didn’t even hear them.
I received 8 plastic plant containers from a brother-in-law this past week. 4 of the planters are long and narrow and 4 are big and round. I’m hoping to plant beans, cucumbers, spinach and herbs as well as increase my tomato plants from 3 to 5 – or more. I’m also hoping to plant flowers around the edges of the house and maybe in the front yard. My tomato seeds arrived in the mail from Burpee’s this morning and now I must go shopping for peat containers to grow them in. I saved seeds from last year’s tomatoes but I haven’t been able to find them, so I ordered a new package of seeds.
I’ll probably find the seeds I saved after I’ve planted the seeds I bought. Sometimes, things just happen that way….
So far, I’ve started Kale, Peas and Lettuce. So far, I’m hopeful for a successful crop. I love that just the act of planting seeds and then tending them gives me such a sense of hope.
Peas (the plants are just starting to poke their heads out….)
A new pot of lettuce; the lettuce I grew in the bag didn’t work out so well…. I started the seeds too early in a house that was too cold.
Almost enough for a tiny salad for one….