Evidently my children aren't the only ones who need structure in their lives.
Because our children are going to be gone for the next five days, I have all kinds of things planned- mostly involving working outdoors- but also including trying to blog every day. To be honest, this will probably just involve slapping a few photos on here from my trip south. Consider yourself warned.
This is a small piece of my grandparents' yard:
This is my idea of what heaven looks like. My pictures don't do it justice.
Although if it were really heaven, it would have one of those old-fashioned libraries attached- you know, the ones that are at least two stories and have a twisty staircase and little balcony running around the perimeter of the room- and when you stepped outside the library you'd find you were at Hogwarts. It also wouldn't be heaven if Derek weren't there (and Jesus- can't forget that guy!), so there'd probably have to be a golf course around somewhere.
I bet you didn't know Hogwarts had a golf course on its grounds. It's right behind the Quidditch field.
Let's take a little tour of this little slice of heaven, shall we?
Beautiful peach roses. I've developed a thing for peach flowers. They look so old-fashioned.
Bright pink hollyhocks.
Light pink hollyhocks. I was suffering from some serious hollyhock envy. Not to worry, though- Grandma and Grandpa sent me home with two sandwich bags full of hollyhock seeds. They are, of course, already in the ground.
Bachelor buttons. What a fun name.
I didn't get a picture of Grandma, probably because she was busy running around digging up flowers for me to take home, bless her.
And here's what they sent home with me! Let's see... lots of different colors of iris, rain lily, airplane plant, graveyard moss, hollyhock seeds, narcissus, and a bit of cactus that Grandma swears you just lay in the dirt and leave it alone. Which I have done, although I felt a little silly doing so. I keep wanting to fuss with it.
What's your idea of heaven? Surrounded by dogs? Gerbils? Elmer's Glue?