Sunday, February 02, 2020

Happy Groundhog Day

The frost this morning looked like a thin silver blanket on the fields behind the house. As the coffee perked, I stepped onto the back deck to get a better view.

The nip in the air made me glad I'd put on sweatpants and a warm shirt. The view off the deck before sunrise looked like a Monet painting.

Once inside, we sipped coffee and did morning stuff. I spent time flipping through seed catalogs looking for wildflower seeds that thrive here. With a pencil in hand this morning, I drew out sketches of wildflower plots. 

We plan to plant several. Some in the shade, some in the sun, and others that bloom until frost.  This time of year there is a lot of anticipation.

Tonight, Jilda and I did what we try to do every February 2nd. We watched the movie Groundhog day.

I've talked to people that hate the movie, but for me, it's about transformation. Bill Murry's character goes from a total buttwipe to a kind loving person. Or that's what it see.

I hope you all have had a happy Groundhog Day.


  1. Happy Groundhog Day - and happy planning planting day.,

  2. Oh yeah, my girl said the ground hog said an early Spring, I hope the dude is right!
    Fun to plan, ain't it?
    Love to y'all from SC,
    Sherry & jack

  3. It's such fun to pick out flowers from a seed catalog. An instant transformation for my mind for sure.

  4. I shop for seeds in the catalog every pre-spring. Unfortunately it is wish shopping. My knees will not allow me to care for the plants I wish for.

  5. Groundhog Day not a day we have here

  6. Groundhog Day (a movie I love) is very spiritual. I read an article once that said Bill Murray wanted it to be even more spiritual but didn't get his way. I have no luck with growing flowers here.


  7. That photo is like a Monet or even a Van Gogh. Groundhog Day is hilarious and the scene with the bum always gets to me


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