Time is slipping through my fingers

– Posted in: Miscellaneous

I knew it had been a while, but I was shocked to see how long it’s been since I last wrote an entry. I wish I could say I’ve been too busy gardening, but I’ve just been too busy. I won’t go into all the gory details, but highlights include my 18-year-old stove unexpectedly dying–necessitating an unplanned-for shopping trip, unexpected (but very welcome) company, and a request from my mother-in-law to make 4 angel food cakes from scratch–since we have all those eggs–for my niece’s bridal shower. Well, we do have plenty of eggs–the hens out back are putting out a dozen a day–but for the uninformed, one angel food cake needs a dozen egg whites, so four angel food cakes means separating 48 eggs–and then doing something with 48 egg yolks. It was an all day project, but the result was angel food cake that actually tasted like something, and several guests expressed their appreciation.

Oh, well. The weeds you will always have with you.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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