springing back to wintersong musings

We had our final class Thursday, and now that our brains are all wrinkled with new knowledge on the economy, the latest in scientific research, and the uppity women in ancient Egypt who deigned to be “kings” instead of queens, we go forward to see what the rest of the season will bring before it all starts over again in the fall. Spring has finally sprung here in a “maybe, sorta, hopefully but “don’t bank the family fortune on it” kind of way. The local weatherman told us last week that we should go ahead and get our gardens going–which Hubby and I have been doing this week between classes.

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day and my birthday, and if you dropped by our house to chat, this is what you’d see as you climb to ring the doorbell. It’s my birthday present–also Mother’s Day, wedding anniversary, and Christmas and all other occasions this year according to Hubby. They don’t look like much right now unless you have a good imagination, but as summer approaches they should thicken and bloom abundantly.

my birthday presentI’ve never had much of a green thumb, but like Molly Brown from Hanni- bal Mis- souri said as she was going down on the Titanic, “I ain’t down yet.” What does all this have to do with Molly Brown? I have no earthly idea, the image just popped into my mind and I went with it. I just read a book (Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by blogger Jenny Lawson), who seems to have hit the publishing jackpot writing in that style (it’s terrific by the way), so, my recent writing efforts have been an attempt to let myself go more in writing, give up some control and write whatever pops into mind. I did that here, and there she was–Molly Brown! Maybe her spirit was trying to merge with my “muse” and get me back into blogging mode.

Speaking of the supernatural, I have a couple of links for those of you who–like me–may be skeptical (controlled) but nonetheless interested in ghost stories. Who can resist a really good one?! Last week a new blogger friend posted a story on a not so camera-shy Rebel soldier from a major civil war battle, including images he captured on his camera. Stop by and take a look and tell us what you think. I don’t think Mr. Davids would pull our legs about this.Then–should your appetite for ghost stories remain unsatisfied–I refer you to 10 more ghost photographs and stories here. Finally, now that summer’s almost here and the livin’ (supposedly) easier, I hope to be back on a more regular basis to attend to Wintersong musing.

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12 thoughts on “springing back to wintersong musings

    • Thanks, Ruthe. I got the idea from your new look. I had planned to replace the default photographs with my own but I decided I rather liked the idea of vacating that “wintry” landscape for awhile. Either I’m getting very lazy or it works very well for the theme.

      On Sat, May 11, 2013 at 1:01 PM, My Wintersong

    • I trust that nap was on a chaise lounge on that new screened-in porch. Yesterday it rained here, so like a gentle Florida spring rain, I was almost transported to another time, another place.

      On Sat, May 11, 2013 at 4:33 PM, My Wintersong

    • Thanks. I just feel lucky to still be kicking these day, and try not to think of birthdays in terms of numbers. Another day passed, another day older.

      On Sat, May 11, 2013 at 4:37 PM, My Wintersong

  1. Belated Birthday Greetings, Alice. It is good to see you back with a fresh new look. May your plants flourish with an abundance of colour to welcome all who come to your door.

    • Our paths crossed it seems. I’m really crossing my fingers and hope I don’t kill any by either over- or under-caring for them. Winter’s been especially hard on us all this year, and we’re really craving flowers in a big way. Thanks for the b’day wishes!

  2. How truly delightful to find that you have written again. I have missed you. Love the flowers marching down your stairs too. Nice images all around.

    • Hi! Nice to see you stopped by. I think we were crossing paths but didn’t notice. I’ve just gotten caught up again, but with all the yard planning etc., no doubt it’ll get that way again. But now classes are done I hope to be around more. (Love your new look btw, the straw hats are the cat’s meow!)

      On Sun, May 12, 2013 at 2:51 PM, My Wintersong

  3. Hey, glad you are back writing. Was going to call, but, you know how it is – time flies. Great writing as usual – and I like the new style.

    • Adrienne! I’ve been thinking of you, how it’s been so long since we were in Las Vegas but you’re right how time flies by. We’re plugging along here trying to stay active. I haven’t exactly divorced blogging, I’m just making it a point to spend less time online. Stay cool!

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