Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tuesday Musing . . . Carpe Diem!

I've been thinking a lot lately about the phrase: Carpe Diem.
It is now May and I haven't planted my peas.
I usually plant peas in April. They like the cool weather, and grow best in it!
You just can't plant peas here in Michigan in July or August! They won't grow! They hate the hot weather.
This led me to ponder upon seizing the day. I can only enjoy the lilacs at THIS TIME OF YEAR. No matter how badly I would love to smell lilacs in December, it just ISN'T going to happen!!! Just as I won't have another really good apple until September! So, yesterday, I walked through my backyard, smelling the lilacs . . . capturing that scent in my nose and mind.
Life happens so quickly! There is really only today! We really have nothing else! Yesterday is gone from us! Tomorrow is never promised to us. So, grasp hold of today, and LIVE!
I went a-wandering through my yard the other day, seizing the day to take some photos of some of the lovely flowers growing around my house. For some reason, every year, I always think that the poppies are the first plants to bloom. And, silly me, I forget about the anemonies, the wild violets, the phlox, and the forget-me-nots!

{clockwise from top left: candystripe phlox, verbascum, anemone, chives, english daisies, forget me nots}

So, I'm off to seize the day by taking a refreshing walk, starting some herbs from seed, getting together some Mother's Day gifts, and maybe hanging out a bit of laundry to be kissed by the sunshine and light breeze!

Fondly, Kate


  1. You are so right, I am off to work out and on the way take photos of some of the gorgeous horse stables I pass on the way, T. :)

  2. Isn't that the truth! Hope you are enjoying your walk today =)