What makes you feel peaceful? Do you enjoy cooking? Do you like fishing? Are you a fan of live music? Based on my mood, I like different things at different times. I think this is how most people function and I’m not the only one. Another thing that I have enjoyed lately is making sure our backyard patio table has a steady supply of fresh wildflowers. When I look outside, I smile because of how lovely it looks. Since we have a rhubarb plant out back, I decided to learn how to harvest it. As a bonus, I used the flowers in my arrangement.
I will share with you a few tips about the rhubarb and the flowers too. First of all, make sure you do not eat the leaves because these are poisonous! I also found out that flowering isn’t desirable and requires more of the plant’s energy so cutting this back is smart. Since I didn’t know this before today, I decided to make the most of the already existing flowers and use on the patio. I didn’t really like the lack of color though which led McKinley (my schnauzer child) and I on a journey in search of wildflowers. You know the little things in life can be so much fun.
Lastly, since the sun goes down around 11:30 p.m. and the sun rises around 4:30 a.m., we have many light hours each day to go exploring. We luckily found some cute purple ones! While on the road, I thought about how the process of looking for these flowers reminded me of the times when my dad, mom, sister, and I would go riding around in the country looking for wild plums to pick. This was such a fun activity forever etched in my memories.
I will leave you with a poem I thought of while out today.
IN SEARCH OF WILDFLOWERS
By: Mel on 6/17/2018
Fresh air and colors,
Raging waters and wind,
Somewhere out there is a girl on the move, based on a whim.
Whatever makes you happy,
Seek and find.
In the end,
We can reminisce about it through rewind.
That moment will be gone forever very soon.
Then, we will be happy we made the move.