“Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity.”

My mornings are leisurely. I brew the coffee, get the papers from the driveway, grab a cup of coffee when it’s finished brewing then sit down and read the papers. I generally read everything from the headlines to the sports pages. I do two crossword puzzles and one cryptogram. I check the local weather. I seldom know anyone on the Names page in the Globe. Today I knew two, actors who are in town for filming. With each paper, I drink a cup of coffee. Every now and then I drink a third. This morning, though, was a bit different. I had a strange burst of energy caused, I think, by the broken planter and the dirt all over the floor of my dining room which I noticed right away when I came downstairs. It must have fallen during the night, and I never heard it. Obviously Gracie didn’t either as she didn’t bark at the noise. I cleaned up the mess and found a new pot for the plant then ended up watering the rest of the plants, all before I my usual morning ritual. While the coffee was brewing, I swept the kitchen floor and lemon oiled the small wooden whatever it’s called on my kitchen counter. It has two drawers. That’s my only hint as to what it might be. Then and only then did I get my coffee and sit down with the papers. I feel as if I have put in a whole day’s work. Not only that but I also finally dusted the shelves in this room. I did that last night. For some unknown reason, I have become Sally homemaker. I am hoping there is a cure.

According to the Cape Times, it will be in the 70’s every day this whole week while the nights will drop to the 50’s. That sounds ideal to me.

Already I can see the sun has begun its fall journey and has shifted to shine at a different angle than it had all summer. In my garden, the autumn flowers have bloomed, and they are lovely. Purple ones are the newest. The anemones I bought and planted seemed to have settled into the garden and a couple are blooming. Every time I looked at that front garden, I am tempted to buy more flowers, especially with the warm days still coming. Today I’m going to the farm stand for tomatoes and whatever else catches my eye. If, by chance, I happen upon some more flowers, I might just buy them. Let’s face it: I probably will buy them. I am a sucker for flowers.

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8 Comments on ““Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    The mums I bpought the other week froze to death the third frost night 🙂 so I’ve given up flowers now and won’t think of buying new ones until next year. It’s already just above 32F so I guess it’ll be a cold night again.

    My day didn’t start well and continued like that all day but I saw the moose cow and her to calves on our walk after work so that levels it up a bit 🙂

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      We are a long way, I think, from a frost so I can still buy and plat some flowers. Winter already has its icy hands on you.

      I love all the animals you get to see on your walks!!

      Have a warm and cozy evening!

  2. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I’m late reading blogs today. Well, yesterday now.
    I had one of those mornings, too. One task led to another and to another until I had a bunch of things done and hadn’t had breakfast yet. Or lunch.
    But I have clean clothes, clean dishes, a tuned-up oil burner and paid bills (and a depleted bank account).
    So I made myself “breakfast” of roasted squash, roasted teeny tiny potatoes, roasted carrots and two very small bacon cheese sliders. Tasty.
    Supper was peppermint stick ice cream. 🙂

    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      Today I am continuing the frenzy. Already I have washed all the animals stuff: blankets, pillows and dog crate bottom. I will do my own wash next and change my bed. I changed the litter and put the stuff in the car for the dump. This has to stop!!

      That sounds delicious!!

      I have to Peapod order as there is little in my house. Add that to my stuff for the day!

      Have a wonderful day!!

      • Caryn Says:

        I’m continuing a mild frenzy. This morning I dropped the dog off at the groomer, went to my doctor’s appointment, went shopping for a few small items that I needed, watered all the the plants, brought the big bag of dog kibble and the small case of canned dog food in from the car where it had been since Saturday and picked the dog up from the groomer. Peapod is also in the queue.

        There is a load of laundry in the dryer and there are a few dishes in the sink. I think I will leave those for now. I want to knit.

        Enjoy the day.

      • katry Says:

        Like you, I can’t seem to stop! I watered the upstairs plants, changed my bed, put all the trash in the car for tomorrow’s dump run, cleaned stuff here in the den like the TV table and all on the stuff on the file cabinet, washed the dog’s stuff and my own laundry. I think we have both been cursed and it needs to stop!!

        Slow down and enjoy what’s left of the day!!

  3. Caryn Says:

    I also moved the printer from the living room to the dining room so it can be constantly plugged in to my old laptop. At least until the old laptop dies.
    I’ve decided all this activity must have something to do with getting the Cave ready for the coming winter hibernation.

    • katry Says:

      You are probably right! I just brought my cleaned laundry upstairs from the cellar. Usually it sits in the dryer a week or more. I did my Peapod order for tomorrow and have been copying recipes. HELP!!


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