1:23 Birdsong

Hello from Gardenkeeping

It really has been a while. I’ve been too busy keeping garden to get around to writing posts for my blog. I’ve taken a lot of pictures with the hope that I would get some writing in, but it hasn’t happened for one reason or another. As I write, there are 1757 pictures on my phone! Nearly all of them are plant related. Some might say that’s a good start but, for me it’s a visual reminder of all those ideas that are still stuck in my head.

Wedding Bells


My oldest son will be getting married in 10 days. The date was picked to coincide with the lilacs blooming. They are the favorite flower of the bride. The lilacs started blooming about two weeks ago and we’re all pretty sure they will be done by the day of the wedding. I’ve been cutting lilac bouquets so that they can be enjoyed but, time is marching on! It’s looking like the flower that will be in abundance just in time for the wedding are irises, my son’s favorite flower.

When he was little he loved irises.

One year I was digging, dividing and (let’s be honest) getting rid of iris. He spotted me and was definitely concerned about how many I was “composting”. He wanted them even if I didn’t. Together we planted them next to a fence that was also where there was a dirt pile for him and his brother to play in with their Tonka trucks…did I mention that this “one year” was MANY years ago? Now, that dirt pile is gone and the Tonka trucks are up on cinder blocks in the basement but, his iris garden is still there; totally weedy, but still there.

Pause, Breathe, Repeat.

As easy as 1, 2, 3!

The weather has been really nice. We’ve been opening windows to let in all of that fresh spring air. Yesterday there was an actual moment of calm and quiet at my house. I found myself standing at the window, listening to the backyard bird chatter. It was so sweet and calming; a moment to share.

OK, I hope that helped because now I’ve got to get to work.

Happy Gardenkeeping to all!

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2 thoughts on “1:23 Birdsong

  1. A touching post. Eager for the wedding. Remembering when he was tiny eating wild strawberries from my patio. ^_^. XXAE


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