Good morning folks! This is what life is all about, this glorious spring Saturday morning. This is what I live for folks.
Bill and I just got back from Pepper's Greenhouse. I had to by some alyssum flowers for my oval planter.
Alyssum is usually the first spring plant that I buy. This delicate, aromatic flower thrives in cool temperatures. I can plant it in my oval planter and it will last all summer up and until the first frost and a few weeks thereafter. It doesn't like the heat of summer and goes go into a bit of hibernation but quickly recovers during the cool fall temperatures.
Each year I have to make sure I get to the local greenhouse early enough to purchase my alyssum. One year I got there too late and they were out and I was out of luck. I had to go the whole spring and summer season without my "carpet of snow."
Of course this morning was a chore getting to Pepper's. Bill still has to load me into the back seat of the car. My leg doesn't bend enough, with this leg brace still on, to sit in the front seat. But I'm hoping my doctor advises me to ditch the leg brace and advising me to bend my leg (knee) more.
While we were at Pepper's we ran into my co-worker Lou and his lovely wife Eileen (I think that's here name).
|Bill, Lou and Eileen at Pepper's Greenhouse this morning|
When I woke up this morning the swelling on my injured leg was almost nothing. I was swimming in my brace, moving my leg and knee around almost like normal.
I can feel normalcy returning folks! Isn't it amazing how the body heals itself? Life is amazing. And I treasure every moment I have.
This morning I was thinking about my friends Ed and Wayne who died earlier this year. No more will they experience the special joys of spring. So sad for us who have been left behind but, hopefully, wherever they are they are happy and enjoying eternal bliss.
Here's to you guys, you are missed.
|Ed Cage - died January 27th 2015|
|Wayne Juneau - died February 17th, 2015|