Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Spring!

My azaleas have dropped off, but I am enjoying our neighbor's flowers :) The penitence of Lent gives way to Easter joy that can hardly be contained as we sing Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!!! Not even a week of wonky weather that wreaked havoc on my head can mar my joy, though today's reprieve was most welcome! Went to Mass to give thanks and then sat out on my porch to listen to the birds, read and write. No deadlines to speak of, just a few self-imposed ones if I'm to be productive. I was thinking of how the productive writers all write first thing in the morning. I've tried many times but except for throat-clearing, random thoughts, and dreams I don't write all that well in the morning. But I try to do "morning pages" for tapping into the subconscious. My best time is in the afternoon and in the evening after supper. Sometimes I get a burst of energy at night and can stay up well past midnight. I'd tell the kids to go to bed but stopped because they were following my example. What's that saying: do as I say, not as I do? Still, they are the ones who changed my habits from an early morning prowler to a night owl. And Michael became a family man, rising early to go to work so that he could spend more time with us in the evening. And I'm thinking, once we are empty nesters, I'm totally sleeping in every. single. morning :) 
 

4 comments:

Mirka Breen said...

ooh, I needed this floral pick up you sprung on us. Thank you :D

Jan Coates said...

I'm definitely a morning writer, but my husband likes to work on his songwriting after I'm in bed. We're back in Nova Scotia and missing the warm Georgia sunshine and greenery, so thanks for the pictures!

Faith E. Hough said...

Wow, those flowers! Our daffodils are just opening up here--and in Buffalo, my sister hasn't had a snow-free lawn for more than a day or two running since November. Isn't it crazy how different the climates are across one [albeit HUGE] country??

Vijaya said...

Those flowers brighten my day every time I walk out with my dog or check the mail. So I'm happy to share my neighbor's flowers. We lost quite a few trees this winter (I'm afraid to call it severe given how terribly cold it is up north) but yes, the diversity in our landscape is breathtaking. I want to take another road trip one of these years, preferably with a camper!