I didn't mean to be gone so long. I had planned to only be away for a couple of days. Instead, those two days turned into a week! I also had no idea that I wouldn't have internet service! But, I wouldn't have had time to get online while I was away, anyway.
You see, I was helping my daughter move. Packing and unpacking are not easy to do. But, finding sweet memories lost in a box stuffed in the back of a closet made it all worth while.
Arriving home, the daytime high temperature only reached 34 degrees (F), and icicles were still hanging from street signs as I drove up. So, I didn't expect any blooms to be greeting me. And it was too cold to walk around hunting one.
But, I did have some surprises upon my return. I had gardening books (ordered before I left) waiting for me. Seed catalogs. Sweet comments on my blog. And a beautiful bracelet from Jennifer of Three Dogs in a Garden. Isn't it gorgeous? (Actually, it's much prettier in person.)
Thank you, Jennifer!
Then I began checking my 313 emails. And I realized: the post I had written for Jennifer's writing contest had been published! Wahoo!
Please click HERE to read it.
It's titled "Don't be the Crazy Cat Lady", and of course, it's about gardening. Jennifer also enhanced some of my photos, and they are gorgeous. I knew that Jennifer would make the photos look beautiful, as she always has the loveliest photographs on her blog.
Thank you again, Jennifer!
It's always fun to be pleasantly surprised when returning home!