Friday, March 12, 2010

Checking to see if I'm still "wick" ....

First, Adams siblings, it's not the kind of "wick" you used to talk about when Mike and I first got married, if you know what I mean....:) It's from the Secret Garden. Mary is talking to Collin, who knows about gardens. He explains something about how a plant might look dead during the winter, but can still be alive. If something is wick, it'll be green inside and come back to life in the spring. That's the general ideal. I started taking pictures of a few things I was doing to coax spring, and it got me thinking about the whole wick thing. I've felt less than alive and green this winter, in some ways, and as the sun is coming out I'm trying to figure out what I can do right now (walking 1/2 mile--sad,eh?) and what is still out of the question (like digging). Injuries can be depressing, and it's not just me, I'm finding out. I'm off my pain meds now and my brain does feel more clear, but some days just don't go so well. So that's my whole speech about seeing if I'm still wick. Here are some pictures.

Tate's birthday cake. He wanted cherry frosting and he decorated it himself. Then he decided he didn't like cherry frosting after all and never ate another piece....
My tray of tomato and tomatillo plants. I scaled back to two trays this year. Peppers, tomatoes, and 2 kinds of flowers. I will start the squashes at the end of April. Now I just have to convince the kids to plant them when the time comes....
Dollar bracelets from Wal Mart. COLOR!!!!!
My yellow wreath. On my almost finished brown door. Soon. Soon.
My latest creation. Perhaps it seems too out there, but I promise, I saw something like it in the stores. And it makes me feel spring-ish. so there.


Lastly, my daffodils have appeared. Hooray spring!

6 comments:

chelebug said...

I love the wreath on your door, very simple and classy looking; and I LOVE the color of your jewelry. There's a market here for bright colorful items since we still are waiting for the crocus. Your seedlings look great. I just planted a few seeds and am hoping it's not too early for zone 4, but I needed to-
Enjoy those daffodils for me.

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Nate said...

As it snows today, I hope it is the last we see of it this year. I can't wait for spring. I hope you are able to enjoy it.

Mike A said...

I was looking forward to spring, but then I picked up my new coat on end-of-season clearance and like it, so I need a few cool days just to wear it.

Or I guess I could just go fishing if it warms up. Either way is good. Win-win for me!

Julie Geldmacher said...

You are "wick" and making everything beautiful! You may not notice but we do. Be careful and enjoy spring.

iamwright said...

I can't say that you are either form of wick... I think you're doing amazing. Take care of yourself!