Daily Archives: July 31, 2011
Yesterday morning when I arrived at the house I took a look around the garden to take an assessment of what we will be doing with that area. The house has been empty for a long time and consequently the garden as well as the house, have not been taken care of. Fortunately, it rains a pretty fair amount where the house is located so the trees are thriving. It is absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait to get it all cleaned up and put a fountain and table and chairs out there and enjoy a nice lunch or dinner.
There are only trees and weeds in the garden. Looking around I saw no flowers. Then over by the water spout I spotted a tiny bush with some little pink flowers on it. That was it. No other flowers existed in the sea of green that is the garden. I took a photo of them since they happen to be the only ones I own!
I am not a gardener. I love gardens, but I am one of those people who would gladly pay to have someone else take care of it. I will just enjoy the beauty of them every day, thank you very much. It isn’t the work of the garden that bothers me, it’s the fact that I can’t make anything grow. I just don’t have a green thumb. I know absolutely nothing about plants and flowers. They wither at the sight of me. My Christmas tree dies before Christmas, for goodness sake!
So, since this little area of flowers has managed to take care of itself for so long, I think we are gonna be best friends 🙂 I was singing “ Mary, Mary, quite contrary” for most of the day.
Towards evening time we got a lovely view of the sunset out of the kitchen window. It was the first one I had seen while in the house. Things were shaping up nicely. After all that we had been through with this house I was happy to have healthy flowers and a nice sunset!
As Dude and I started to leave for the night, I went down to the car to put our things away. In doing so I passed by my little flowers and guess what?? They were all shriveled up and dead! I couldn’t believe it! They had been here all this time minding their own business and then I came along and took a photo and they died! I swear I never touched them!
I called to Dude and told him about the flowers. I was really upset.
He came and took one look at them and said, “You’re a dork. They go to sleep and night and in the morning they will open up again, you’ll see.” Said it just like that, he did. Then he went back into the house.
I said, “Are you sure? They look dead”, in my sad voice (cuz I REALLY was worried)
He yelled back, “Yes, I’m sure. Just wait and see.”
I followed after him and cried, “I don’t believe you. I think they’re dead”.
“NO THEY’RE NOT! Will you just wait until tomorrow?! You’ll see.”
When we got to the house and opened the gate, guess what?? There they were. My cute little pink flowers looking exactly like they did yesterday morning and just like Dude had said. Boy was I relieved.
Like I said, I can’t make anything grow and I know nothing about plants or flowers. Good thing I got Dude (who is more like a dudette since he strangely knows about flowers that go to sleep at night). If he hadn’t had a clue, I would have had a sleepless night, I tell you.