There's this spot in my garden where I dumped extra manure. I had forgotten about it until the perennials -- red monarda that I had planted there a long time ago began to grow. It all looks healthy, but in that particular spot the monarda are mutantly gigantic. Here are two views:
When we got back from Bermuda on Sunday we learned our daughter had a problem and so we welcomed her and our 14 month old grand daughter into our home. The adjustment has not been easy as my husband and I have been empty-nesters for some time and I'm a confirmed neatnik. It's not been easy on our daughter because she is hurt and sad and independent and used to being in her own home, but we're all dealing with it. We're glad to have them both here and are thankful we can help her through this bad time.
So what's my point? Nietzsche says what doesn't kill us makes us stronger. I believe this to be true. I guess another way of saying this is "manure happens". Look what it did for the monarda.
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.