Wednesday, July 3, 2013

MY YEARLY DELIGHT


I was born in May. Thus, my zodiac sign is Taurus. Which means I was born in the Spring. Which also means I am of Mother Earth herself. Which pretty much covers what I'm all about. Actually... according to Tarot.com:

"Earth signs are naturally practical. They are bound to Earth. There is no escaping the reality around them. The Earth is about as real as it gets; it can be felt, weighed and it has substance. Accordingly, the earth signs base their life on what is real, not what is imagined. Sensation is valued over thoughts or feelings. Earth signs live with their feet on the ground. Others seek their advice because of their basic sensibility. For earth signs, seeing is believing.

The earth of Taurus is simple and sensible. It's about getting back to basics. This is about working the earth in a garden or about having the tools that we need in order to build. Taurus isn't necessarily like a Bull in a ring with a toreador. They could be more like peace-loving Ferdinand, seeking the gentle meadows filled with flowers, sunshine and natural beauty."

Of  course it then goes on and on about what an absolute fantastic human being a Taurus is... sensual, jovial, loyal, delights in beauty and oh yeah... my key planet is Venus. About which I'm totally thrilled I might add. So basically, it all boils down to: I am by far, THE best sign ever, if you ask me. Kinda like: whether it be physical love, caring guidance, fun and hilarity, or even sheer intellect, bingo. Hook up with me. You'll never regret it. Okay... so with that said...

I am totally delighted right now. Why?? Because the event I love most is happening right now in my earthy front yard. MY HYDRANGEA BUSHES ARE ALL IN BLOOM!! All seven of them!! PURPLES! PINKS! PALE BLUES! And I'm so telling you... they are simply beautiful! Finally... they've grown to a height where now zillions of these are blossoming at any one time and they are so magnificent its breathtaking. The blossoms are big and round and the bushes are planted on both sides of my lawn. Plus... I'm cutting them right and left to put in vases all over the place. I've even running OUT of vases! Seriously... this is the one event that I look forward to all year long.

No wait. That's not true. It's the second event. The first, without a doubt, is in autumn when my back yard maple leaf trees turn bright orange and yellow. The hydrangeas come in second. The third stunning earthy event I guess is when I have the first snowfall, which I do have to say is breath taking as well. Uh... as long as it melts the next day that is. Anyway...

You just can't beLIEVE my front lawn. It's so gorgeous that it's nuts. I can supply the entire neighborhood with these blooms. Instead however I'm supplying just myself. I mean I get just SO much pleasure when not only do I see hordes of beautiful colors but you can't even IMAGINE the size of these. Take the pink bloom for instance up in the picture there, in the first vase on the left. Would you believe THAT bloom is like 7 inches across!!! Maybe six inches high!! It's AMAZING.

You just need to thank God every damn day you wake up that you get to see these particular plants. In my whole life when I lived in Florida I never saw anything like this at all. Hibiscus, yes. Bougainvillea, yes. Gardenias, yes. But Hydrangeas??? Absolutely not. I never even saw the yellow day lilies that are also in my garden. Nor a snap dragon. Nor a camellia. Nor a poppy. Nor a daffodil. Not even a pansy. That I can even iDENTify these flowers is simply mind boggling.


So basically now that I've had my flower thrill for the year... I totally am counting on Autumn to REALLY ramp up my flora delights. And maybe even a sighting or two of fauna. As in: bears, turkeys and deer. All of which you can easily see in one's yard. NOT MINE of course, but certainly in yards of my friends. Were I to see a bear in MY yard, you can so bet on my having a heart attack right then and there. Which would definitely put a glitch into my absolutely adoring the rest of the Fall season.



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