“Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.”

Sorry for the lateness of today’s musings. Last night Gracie had a bad evening which translated into a bad night for me. She fell asleep at the foot of the couch, and every time she moved I checked on her. She slept through the night. The last time I checked the clock it was 3:30. The next time it was 5:00. I spent the evening watching Netflix and reading. This morning Gracie was just fine. We went to the backyard three or four times. She was happy to be outside and went running into the yard from the gate.

We just got back from buying dog, cat, and me food. Gracie was hungry and just about snorted her dinner. I did the same with my lunch, a barbecue pork wrap. I also bought soup, beef barley and turkey noodle, and a roast beef sandwich for tonight. It was a banner shopping trip.

It poured last night. Even on this floor I could hear the rain pounding the roof. I don’t know when it stopped, but it left a gray, ugly day; however, there was a bright spot. There’s always a bright spot if you pay attention. I saw the sun. Okay, not the sun as it’s so cloudy, but the forsythia are in bloom and bright yellow flowers are everywhere. They almost make me forget the clouds.

I’m going to nap today. Gracie and I will curl up on the couch and be cozy and warm. She is already napping stretched out on the couch beside me.

Sometimes I have a craving for something salty. When I do, I always think of that Star Trek episode when Kirk visits his one-time girlfriend and her husband on some planet. The first murder victim is the red shirt. Everyone knows that on an away mission the red-shirted crewman is doomed. All the salt was sucked from his body. Come to find out, that old girlfriend was really a salt sucking monster. I can sympathize.

Every day new blossoms open in my front garden. When I get the papers, I stop to look at all that beauty. What a wonderful way to start the day.


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6 Comments on ““Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.””

  1. Birgit Says:

    Sunny but cold here. Frost killed Rhododendron flowers and the leaves of the magnolia tree last night but fortunately the apple and cherry tree blossoms look fine.
    I hope you can catch up some sleep.

    • katry Says:

      I was afraid of frost the other night, but the temperature didn’t get that low. Up north, Vermont, some places got 3 inches of snow. Yuck!

      I had a long nap. Gracie is still napping and snoring.

  2. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I’m happy to read that Gracie had a good day. Sorry that her bad evening translated to your bad night.

    I wish I had a banner shopping day. There was nothing in my house that I wanted to eat and I didn’t have time to go shopping. I made bread in the bread machine and had a couple of slices almost as soon as it was done. Tasty.

    Today was just as grey and dull up here. There are some forsythia blooming out in the swamp. They are feral forsythia. šŸ™‚
    My bright spot today was when I noticed that the quince seedling I thought the rabbits had nibbled to death last fall had put out a tiny branch with two green leaflets. And by tiny I mean maybe 1/4 of an inch. It’s a long story about that quince seedling. Anyway, it now has a mesh wastebasket over it to keep the damn bunnies away. I hope.

    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      Gracie has her ups and downs. I’ve made the house easy fI’m just or her so that does help. She was oblivious to my lack of sleep as she was sleeping deeply.

      I figure I bought enough for two more days. My stomach has been queasy with worry. This is not a preferred way to lose a bit of weight.

      It is exciting to make garden finds. I hope those rabbits are thwarted by the mesh.

      Have a great day!

  3. olof1 Says:

    Sunny, warm and very windy here today. The gusts may reach storm force during the night but as long as it doesn’t change direction I’ll notice very little of it because my neighbors cottage and garage take almost all of it šŸ™‚

    The spring came to a stop here during the cold Easter but now things start to grow and flower again. I’ll take some photos of the flowers tomorrow.

    I do hope Gracie will have more good days now when it’s getting warmer and nicer outside!

    have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      It is a good thing you have such a wonderful buffer to keep the wind away. It has been windy here of late as well. Pine trees and branches fall as they have shallow roots.

      It has been a bit chilly and the dampness doesn’t help. It seems the sun has taken a b it of a vacation.

      I watch poor Gracie like a hawk. The afternoons are the best. She is still eating well and does better outside where she won’t slide.

      Have a wonderful evening!

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