i left new jersey a little over a week ago.
drove south some, had a really good lunch with a really good friend in virginia & then hopped on a sleeping train. little sleeping though- kept waking startled thinking i was on an airplane experiencing the worst turbulence- only to remember that it was a train, not a plane- such a relief!
i love watching towns pass out the windows,
southern states now northern ones.
drove around some more until a few days ago when i got here to my new home in florida.
my friends have taken good care of my spirits in all this.
i had to leave that garden and i think about those days with dirt under my nails a lot.
some tell me there's a new world of tropical flora to discover- .. i'm looking,
& i kneel down to take pictures of flowers in parking lot medians on the way to buy $29.99 shower caddy's, $29.99 spice racks, and sheet sets;
still miss the old one-
i saw some wild blue morning glories tangled in a fence this morning and that's more my speed.
& some weedy sort of coreopsis grows like dandelions.
i find pieces of new jersey leaves and dried flowers in the residue of dirt as i pull clay pots from newsprint stuffed boxes. kristen found gulf coast & southern florida wildflower seed mix for me. i'll mix pinches of it with new soil in old pots.
pots i grew sweet peas and bachelor's buttons in. last summer/ summer before
this afternoon i collected seashells on the beach like my grandmother used to. she kept glass jars of them.
i'll press them into patterns around the new plants (in old clay pots)
for my yellow stucco, white stucco
sun porch/ garden