When Grandpa is Away . . .

. . . Grandma has to play!

In the dirt of course!

It’s finally a sunny Saturday here in the Pacific Northwest just in time for Easter. In recognition of this season of new birth my first radish sprouts are poking their heads up in the garden.

I just noticed that there appears to be a bit of a chew off of one of those leaves. Uh oh…time to start the slug war again.

It’s 100 degrees in my greenhouse this morning. After puttering away for a while out there I’m in need of a shower! But oh the humid heat felt good to this grandma’s bones.

I spent some time tending to the Four O’Clocks. They seem to be happy.

I divided the chocolate mint, oregano, and parsley plants I kept over the winter. Root bound? Oh my, yes they were!

Why yes! That is a zucchini blossom!

I brought the tomato plants out for some sun bathing.

I’m soaking more peas in preparation for the next round of planting tomorrow. Also soaking morning-glory seeds for tomorrow’s planting adventure.

It’s been a good morning. Now, I’m off for a shower and a pedicure. That’s the other thing Grandma likes to do when Grandpa is away.

Happy weekend, and a blessed Easter.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
1 comment
  1. Amazing all the things you can find to do when Hubby is away, isn’t it? It helps that the weather is so incredibly garden-friendly. Hooray! I think spring may have finally sprung in the PNW.

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