Wednesday, March 5, 2008

In case you forgot what green looks like.

We're buried in the fluffy white stuff (again!) and I really needed to look at something green. I love green. I've been spending a little time each day with my seedlings. They are coming along nicely. I've learned that competition brings out the best and have started seeds of the same kind in one pot and will transplant to individual pots when the seedlings start begging for space.

When/if spring arrives I hope to use my garden pictures instead of National Geographic's photos. This one is of a giant lobelia (Lobelia giberroa, I think). The photo was taken on Mount Kilimanjaro's Shira Plateau by George F. Mobley. I found it at the National Geographic site. They post a new photograph every day. It is well worth a visit.

Monday, March 3, 2008

My Boy tells me that he's getting married. I figured that he would, I just didn't think it would be so soon, given that he's six years old. The girl in questions is beautiful, funny and very bright. She's polite, adventurous, and likes all of the important things - Spiderman, snakes and Scooby-Doo. Oh, they have so much in common.

How did it all begin? Where did he get the idea that you need to set these things up now? The other day we were looking through a photo album of his baby pictures and he asked if I knew Daddy when I was in grade one.

"No, I met Daddy when I was an adult."

"So you didn't know when you were little that you would marry him?"

"No, but I wish I had known, it would have made some lonely high school years easier to bear."

He's decided to get his life together early. I wish I'd had that kind of wherewithal. I didn't start making "to do" lists until my twenties - the Boy already has his first item checked off! Good for you, kid. I hope that you and C. enjoy many playdates together.