I think I am probably dealing better with quarantine than most people. I am very happy staying at home most days. Grocery shopping is not my favorite thing to do on a good day so the less of that the better. What I do love is to stay home and paint flowers. I am not a traditional canvas painter although I will try it one day when I finish my pile of unfinished pieces. I paint on trays and wood and furniture and occasionally rocks. When I’m not painting flowers I like to go outside and appreciate the real thing. We finally got a nice day after a week of rain and cold drizzle so I headed out to the garden to see what was happening.
Spring is so amazing. The garden changes every day. You get to welcome back all the beautiful plants that you purchased or traded or received from friends over the years and then there are the ones that just magically appear. I personally think they are gifts from fairies. While checking out all the new bits of green, I came upon one of their hiding places. I found their diamonds sprinkled among the curly new sprouts of sedum. They were sparkling in the sun. I took a quick picture while they weren’t looking. They must have been social distancing like responsible fairies do. I can’t wait to see what other miracles might be around the corner. I think I will build them a house and nestle it in the trees out back. My intentions are good so I hope it doesn’t end up in my pile of someday projects that sounded good to me at the moment but never quite came to fruition. I do get easily distracted. The sun is bright and the temperature is rising so I’m off to check out all the new foxglove, another gift from you know who.
Author: Pat Smith–I live in Massachusetts and am retired. I have many hobbies and love to be in my garden.
For more stories about gardens, visit “Learning Mom’s Love of Plants,” “Nonna’s Garden” and “A Marigold of Mother.“