Today is the first day of Spring!
It is also Chatty’s birthday. Chatty just loves it when the vernal equinox falls on her day of birth, as it does this year.
Plus, what Chatty can only consider to be another gift from Mother Nature – Chatty’s first iris has bloomed:
Chatty has been given yet another gift – this one from “Mrs. G” – but for that, you’ll have to read on…
For the past few weeks now, these lovely flowers have been showing themselves in glorious multitudes:
When Chatty lived in the Los Angeles area, she always looked forward to the poppies, because February and March are the months when the California poppies array themselves in profusion. They are also orange and yellow, and incredibly beautiful, but they grow more “in the wild” than in gardens. Well, let’s just say that they refused to grow in Chatty’s garden. To be fair, Chatty uses the phrase “garden” loosely. Very loosely. Chatty has a black thumb. So, she always had to go elsewhere to view California poppies. It didn’t seem fair…these poppies feel free to grow all over the freeway embankments, in empty fields…basically anywhere except in Chatty’s yard.
But these daisy-like Arizona beauties have shown Chatty a kindness – she doesn’t have as many as most yards, but she does have a few by the side fence…and the petals are so shiny they look as though they’ve been buttered…or at the very least, sprayed with “Pam” – but Chatty promises she DIDN’T!
Now, on to the other gift Chatty mentioned earlier. Chatty has been invited to “guest host” on one of her favorite blogs. Mrs. G, chatelaine of Derfwad Manor, showcases a different blogger each Thursday as a way of introducing her readers to other blogs – and to give those other blogs a chance to be discovered by the many people who already visit Derfwad Manor on a regular basis. Mrs. G is a kind and wonderful person. The fact that Chatty’s day to guest-host falls on her birthday is just icing on her cake!
If you want to read Chatty’s interview, her favorite poem, and a couple of her favorite recipes, please go to Derfwad Manor sometime today, and look for Slow Cook Thursday. Once you have read Chatty’s interview, take some time to learn a bit about life at Mrs. G’s manor – you’ll be glad you did.