Monday, May 2nd, brought a rainy day in the 40’s, forecasted to last all week. Add that to the fact that we caught some cold/sinus/bronchial infection during our recent travel, and we have reached a high ‘yuck’ level here. I wish I could find the guy across the aisle and three seats back who coughed all the way from Boston to Kansas City and remind him maybe he should have stayed home instead of infecting the rest of us.
But, while I’m lamenting an uncooperative body and spring gardening season, my mind is busy contemplating a variety of topics.
The camping season starts May 15th, but I may need to find a boat rather than that spiffy new trailer we bought if the rain keeps falling.
Do you use any gardening apps that you’d recommend? I am specifically looking for one that would identify plants.
Master Gardeners are on a roll. We have a potting party today to pot up donated plants for our upcoming annual plant sale. The local community gardens are trying to get up and going, and we have a new industrial/medicinal garden project at our local Woodman Institute Museum as it celebrates its 100th year anniversary this July. It has been pretty informational to look up plants that Native American Indians and early settlers used for healing purposes.
Did you know this Saturday, May 7, is the twelfth year celebrating World Naked Gardening Day? I ran across this reading blogs tagged ‘gardening.’ We have a nudist colony on the seacoast, and I’m guessing they do lots of things naked. The rest of us, however, wear clothes when we garden for a lot of reasons, including but not limited to, scaring our neighbors and inflicting pain upon ourselves from the feasting of bugs. Hey, it’s black fly season here right now, and then there are the deadly mosquitos, and the deadly ticks. I don’t say this lightly, but anyone who gardens naked has issues they need to speak to a professional about.
I know some of you maintain WordPress blogs like I do free of charge while others invest money into their websites or they are part of your business. I’ve hit 62% in my media library, and I’m thinking that I need to consider freeing up some space by purging some photos. So, do I purge the photos and the post or just the photos? If you have any feedback or suggestions, I am open to learning from your experience.
So, on this first Monday in May, do you have any cold remedies, apps to recommend, sunny weather dances, plans to celebrate Naked Gardening Day, or thoughts on reducing the media library storage on WordPress? Or do you just want me to brew a fresh pot of coffee, take a deep breath, and grab a good book?
Here’s hoping you are healthy, enjoying bright sunshine, and anticipating a great first week of May. 🙂