It is a most beautiful Sunday. And I think it might rain again. This Rocky Mountain spring has provided us with more moisture than we have had in years. I love it.
I entered a dish towel swap some weeks ago and while the modem was down Lynda from Australia sent me her towels and hot pads. She told me that she used an Australian wildflower theme and I couldn't be more pleased with them. The hot pads have a banksia tree in bloom and the dish towels have gum flowers, gum nuts, and "a touch of wattle".
Australia must be a beautiful country to have such growing things there. I've actually been using the towels - gently. And in the using of them it sort of eases my mind a bit about all the change going on around here.
Since we've made the decision to move my garden has suffered. The herbs are growing all willy nilly and I haven't yet planted my warm season crops. This lack of movement and motivation outdoors adds to my sense of "change in the air" dread. So this morning I snipped all the marjoram and have it drying in the dehydrator. It smells good. Over the next week I'll get my tomato and pepper plants out there, plant my mitla black beans, squashes and corn. You've got to count on something in the midst of a Big Move, don't you?
And I've started a dress for summer from the Decades of Style pattern company. It's a 1940's "housedress" which can be done up in rick rack trim if you get a kick out of such things. I do.