Friday, April 27, 2012
Today is a good day (waxing moon in the sign of moist, fertile Cancer) to sow more seeds. I've been waiting for the right moon-time to get these dye plant seeds started. I also ordered some actual dye plants but they won't be shipped until sometime next month when the weather is more stable. Fingers crossed that everything grows.
The African violets are settled in under the skylight in the living room. I'm hoping this is the right amount of light for them as it's on the north side of the house and shouldn't be too harsh. It seems like I have trays all over the house, this one is an old chalkboard. I need to pick up some chalk so we can doodle on it. Maybe write messages, too. Like use a coaster for your glass -- that would be a good one for here.
Some of the bees swarmed. The thing I worried about the most happened. And you know what, our original beehive is still full. So I guess it needed to happen. When we saw this swarm, we immediately made plans to go to the beekeeping store for another hive. The swarm was there when we left the house, and when we came back an hour or so later with the new set-up, they had moved on. I felt sort of bad, but it's Nature and who are we to say they shouldn't expand their horizons?
The red tulips were planted 27 years ago by our little boy, Corty, and me. He was nearly three and as we planted -- me digging, him planting -- we talked about how the tulips would come up and bloom for the new baby due to arrive the following spring. And they did. Four years later Corty left the Earth when leukemia made its home in his body -- but still the tulips come up -- and we always call them Corty's tulips. Every spring. And I am always so happy to see them.
Thanks for coming by here and happy weekending. xo