This morning’s 5:30 sunrise is the new header for my blog page. It was a good start for a Monday morning. If the sun would rise this early in the winter, I think I could get up easier on winter mornings!
I’ve been absent (not just absent-minded) from my blog. My absence was due to chaperoning 65 high school students on a trip to Washington DC, through my job at the electric cooperative. I did more than survive – I made many memories and was quite impressed with the 65 student-leaders chosen for the adventure. Our country’s future is in some good hands if we spend the time and energy encouraging these students to follow their dreams.
Once home, after much needed sleep, it was time to inspect the gardens. The weeds did not take a break in my absence. Have I mentioned our pumpkin patch? Pig-farmer went crazy planting hills of jack-o-lantern, mini-pumpkin and gourd seeds! Plus we threw in sunflower seeds and Indian corn for more color. Uhm, yes … that is a lot of grass coming up between the hills!
Then, on to check what new flowers are blooming at home: