Sunday, May 30, 2010

"It pleases me to take amateur photographs of my garden, and it pleases my garden to make my photographs look professional."

Now you guys up North are going to be drooling at these photos! We,
got started a little early this year. Of course, it frosted a couple of times after the plants got in. Seems here in the valley, Mother Nature had a good laugh. One day there was sun, then rain, then hail. . . then sun. Just 2 days ago, it was snowing in the foothills and the roads were closed to Tahoe/Reno.

Earth laughs in flowers.

All of a sudden, everything is blossoming and growing. Should ha
ve zucchini next week! Having to harvest herbs, beets, lettuce and planting more, already. It is amazing what a little warmth and sunshine will do for the soil, not to mention what it does for our soul! Love it!

Something very therapeutic about gardening in the sunshine, today. Buried a few troubles in the dirt. It was good for what ailed me!


Saturday, May 15, 2010

STUFF. . . .

Remember hearing George Carlin talk about "stuff"? Everyone just wants a place for their stuff. "That's all your house is: a place to keep your stuff. A house is just a pile of stuff with a cover on it."
Have you noticed that when people get too much "stuff" in their house, they have to rent a storage unit for more "stuff" that they obviously feel is too important to part with.
As George said, "Imagine that! There's a whole industry based on keeping an eye on other people's stuff!" How many people have even forgotten they have that "stuff"?

This guy had so much "stuff" he thought the side of a country road was a perfect spot for some of his "
stuff". As if we, who live in the less populated areas, have more space for other people's crappy "stuff"!
Have you noticed that only in America - do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless "stuff" in the garage? My husband loves to go
to garage sales to buy other peoples "stuff" to add to all his "stuff". I guess I shouldn't get on my soapbox and preach, cause I really have too much "stuff". As time goes by, I find I really want to get rid of more "stuff" and simplify my life in more ways then one. Not just ridding the "stuff" in my home, but all that emotional clutter that seems to take up too much space.
Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.