Friday, May 24, 2013

Lately



I haven't been writing in this space lately. For a long time I couldn't figure out the reason why. A million lot of different thoughts came to mind. I'm too busy. I'm not feeling inspired. I don't have anything to say. I have too much to say. Nobody wants to hear what I have to say. My studio flooded, my camera broke and my computer died. That leaves me with no artwork, no pictures, and no computer to work from, as well as a head full of cluttered words

Today, I am feeling inspired. I'm busy, but making time. I have a lot to say and if you want to read it you can, if not, that's okay too. My studio is still in shambles, and my computer needs fixing but I have this little iPad and it does have a lot of capabilities including a camera (albeit not the greatest).

Today I dive back into my page. Into my purge. I have stifled myself for long enough. It's time to dump the load that sits in my brain. Unclog the mess that's been blocking my flow. I miss this space!

Blogging from a mobile device is new to me. I'm not sure how it works. I might make mistakes. Look like a fool. No matter. No more excuses. No more waiting around for perfection. I will live my life as it is and be thankful for what I have.

The flowers pictured here (which I cannot figure out how to center on the page... I digress...) are very special to me. My husband and I were entering the parking-lot of Farm & Fleet (a farm store with so much more!) when I spotted this little daisy plant growing between the curb and the blacktop lot. I knew it was destined for instant death from traffic or weed killer. The nature lover that I am, I  had to save it! 

"Honey! Look at that beautiful flower! It's going to DIE THERE!!!"

For those of you that don't know me in person, yes, I am THAT dramatic.

"We have to do something! We have to save it! It is a survivor! Living out of that tiny crack in that barren parking-lot. How did it get there? How did it make it this far without proper care and a healthy, safe, nurturing environment?"

Oh Mother Nature, you are Good!!!!! You teach me about myself all the time with your wild and beautiful ways. (As I type this I am relating to the flower. Never realized that before.)

At any rate, my husband knows my passion for the natural world, knows my heart is ten times too big for my own good, knows I cannot help my desperation to save as helping to save others helps save me.

He parked the car, pulled the plant and handed it to me with a smile. 

I took it home, planted it next to my front door and watched. She was a tiny little thing, about six inches high with a few little flowers. She struggled to accept her sudden change. She appeared to wither but hung on, small, still, willing. I watered her, talked to her, loved her. She overwintered without a trace. This spring? She showed up huge, beautiful and full of grace! Just look at her now!










6 comments:

John said...

What a great story, good for you!

thediarist.net said...

I am so glad to see you! And I am so sorry about the flood. And the computer. And the camera. (I dropped my computer on the floor and broke the screen, so my laptop is now a desktop with a borrowed monitor and so I am relating!)

I love the daisy. Love, love, love! How cool. And I love that you saved it. Well done you!

(Google is not liking my WordPress account at the moment, so I'm commenting under my YouTube account! Ack.)

Ashley Kagaoan said...

Lovely post. Beautiful flowers and words. Keep writing and we will read. :)

Jan said...

Your little daisy must have heard the advice, "Bloom where you are planted!" She did. As do you.

Glad you survived the flood even if some of your stuff didn't.

Elena said...

LOL ok I really get the attraction to little plants growing in cracks or where least expected. But this is AWESOME! LOVE the story...and yep just like ya bloom baby bloom!

Gigi Thibodeau said...

Hooray! I've always loved daisies for their cheerful blooms and their feisty spirit. So glad you saved this one and helped it thrive! What a wonderful story. xo Gigi

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