Saturday, June 24, 2006


Back to Basics

“When the world wearies and society ceases to satisfy, there is always the garden.”

--Minnie Aumonier

... And hasn't society failed to satisfy lately! I am finding myself in a real funk this week. I have taken steps: planted zinnias, Shasta daisies, cleomes, sun begonias, impatiens, California poppies, rununculus, verbena...

I've been reading Greg Palast's book too late into the night this week, my stubbornly dutiful self wanting to know as much as possible. It ain't for sissies. There are the outrageous revelations and the dulling confirmation of long-held suspicions. It's hard to take them all. More on that later in the week.

Fortunately, I work in a library with truly delightful colleagues, so when I realized how much I needed to lighten up, I had only to ask them what I could read to regain some balance. (Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change those I can, and the wisdom to know the difference--a big order, that last.)So now I have a copy of My Year of Meats, by Ruth L. Ozeki to tip me in a new direction.

If it will just stop raining, I should be able to get out and play in the yard again. There the garden will be.

please send rain to texas..i did 2 nights of naked rain dances in the yard at rained one t'mater plants need the rain..
i just finished a book on female serial killer..pretty good...
The rain distribution is always so unfair, isn't it? If we could just pool our resources (no pun intended) and even things out a bit. We're drowning out here, though not as badly as the Mid-Atlantic states...
Tell me that's not your garden. I doubt my heart can take another crush on you, 30 years later.
It's raining in San Antonio today (Sat.) What a pleasure to awaken to something besides limp basil, crying to be watered.
It isn't my garden, KZ. Will post when I get a photo taken.
Whew. That saves me several hours of futile fantasizing.
I know what you mean about being on overload bout society itself has tossed me several curves as well..

I wouldn't mind some rain..but Cali doesnt get any until October at the earliest..sigh.
Did you get washed away? where in the blue hell are you?
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