Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring Equinox - The Balance

I have been working at a pretty intense pace here, but I did at least take a few moments to acknowledge the start of Spring, the Equinox. I love this season best of all, even if we had more new snow that just about finished melting today. I love that the days are getting steadily longer and are now just a *touch* longer than the night. This image shows just how beautiful the sunset can be.

I punted and moved my big patio planters out of the garage today. Some of them had that look of things grown in the dark--pale green and stretching towards the light of one small window. All these planters have small shrubs and/or perennials growing in them. Should these various plants get a bit "pruned" by late frosts, I won't mind as they could use a little shaping. They spent the winter cold, but sheltered from the worst of the weather in a corner of the garage, and I think it's time they return to being outdoor plants. I'd love to move my various cacti, my huge rosemary bush and other overgrown things out to the deck here, and just may do it tomorrow while keeping a stack of sheets and blankets handy just in case a hard frost moves through. The light is better and some of these the plants grow better outside and are just kept alive indoors through the winter.

I've got a backlog of orders to fill here...the worst (I mean the best!) it has ever been. I'm just not used to having such a long lead time between when the order is placed and when it's filled...so I've been a bit neglectful of all things related to the blog, dropping, and most computer stuff. And I'm guessing the rest of this week will be fairly consuming in that my sister and her husband will be here on Wednesday. I'll try to keep an eye on things here as my time permits, but meanwhile, have a great week!!

7 comments:

Ann said...

It sounds like you have a very busy schedule but in a good way. Great to hear that the orders are flowing in. That sunset is so beautiful

Sharkbytes said...

Karen- Hey- orders are good. Hooray for you. Your stuff is lovely and people want it... we should all be so lucky!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I'm not surprised at all you have so many orders to fill, that is fantastic. Your photo - stunning!

Grace said...

It appears everything is blooming in your neck of the woods - Good on you!

carol at A Secnd Cup said...

What a beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing it.

Brenda said...

Congratulations on all your orders! Thanks for the beautiful picture of the sunset - it was just what I needed to help with my hectic day.

Lin said...

Karen, I am tempted to bring things out of the shed too, but it's just too early for me yet. I may fire up the pond one of these days--I'm just so ready for spring!

I want to invite you to join us on a new blog made just for orange/red kitties. It is called The Red Cat Society at http://redcatso.blogspot.com/

Let me know if you are interested. I'll mostly just be posting photos of Hobbes, but I thought of Red immediately. I don't have much time for another blog and I'm sure you don't either, but I wanted to see if you would like to join us by posting a photo or story of Red every now and then. I hope you and Red will join us!

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