Wytchy Chit-Chat: It’s Been a Long Week

I feel like I’m waking from a fog.  This past week I’ve been sick with the flu, in bed most of the time, filled up on Ibuprofen and cold medicine, sleeping off and on, and waiting for the moment I would feel normal again.  Well, that moment has finally come– ta,da!– and none too soon; because I’m scheduled to be at Next Millennium tomorrow to do another book signing and tarot readings.  (That’s Saturday, May 7, noon-4pm, at http://www.next-mill.com )
I really didn’t know, as the week progressed, whether I’d make it or not, so I’m thrilled to be back up and at ’em!  I hope to see you there. 🙂

When I snapped out of my fog and re-joined the world of the living, it was quite a sight to behold.  Our apple trees had seemed to snap into bloom over night.  The air is fragrant with apple blossoms, and so is the house, as we fling open all the windows and let the fresh air run throughout.  This is my favorite part of spring, and I wish that these trees could stay magickally blooming for about three times longer than normal.  I snatched up my camera– and the following photos were taken today, by me, in our backyard:

I’m not the only one who enjoys our apple trees.  As I worked at the table on the back porch today, this was my secret companion.  He made a couple attempts to join me on the porch rails, but the sight of all the cats curled up asleep around me seemed to put him off (wise bird). 

I discovered that the small lilac bushes I’d planted in the herb garden right next to the porch were finally going to bloom– I’d planted them a couple years ago and they seemed to take forever to settle in and get comfortable.  But it was worth the wait…

My carpet of creeping charley (ground ivy), which I just started last year,  has taken hold and is growing like gang busters, providing a lush carpet in my secret garden…

So many of the other plants, from my hostas to the clematis, are very busy and in the process of creating leaves, they’re not ready to bloom any time soon.  But I don’t mind– patterns of leaves in a variety of colors are just as beautiful to me as a hoard of blossoms…

I’m never alone…if I don’t have a child following me around the yard, I have a cat.  Pyewacket, my eccentric black angora, was enjoying this day outdoors just as much as I was, and every time I turned around, there he was…

It was a good day today.  I finished up a good-sized magazine article and got it sent off way ahead of deadline.  I caught up on laundry that I intended to catch up on before I got sick.  I had the opportunity of spending some quality time with my kids and my katz on this gorgeous spring day; and my girls and I even managed a quick shopping run.

Today reminded me of a plaque that belonged to my Uncle, a beautiful plate that my Aunt use to have hanging in her kitchen when I was a child.  It said:

“Good Lord, just give me good health, and I’ll take care of the rest.”

7 thoughts on “Wytchy Chit-Chat: It’s Been a Long Week

  1. Glad to hear that you are feeling better!! Beautiful pictures and I love Pywacet(spelling?) He is wonderful!!! Blessings to you!

  2. Your photos are beautiful…I can relate to many of the things you wrote about. My garden is very special to me, as is yours is to you…I love my garden! I am happy to hear you are well and back on the “race track” again :0) !! Take Care…and Happy Mothers Day to you, Lady Amythyst!! Blessed Be…….Many Hugs.

  3. This is soooo sweet and nice i feel like tha cat following you around your yard and I want to talk so bad as we go from one bloom to another ! I have treid to grow Liliacs in my yard and it hurts my heart that the do not do well here( pout).. That last line give me good health the rest is easy I dont have it all the right words ..is how i feel everyday of my life ,I open my eyes in the morning and do a body ck.. then i give thanks Yes this will be a good day..So happy you are feeling better..!! welcome back Lady A!xo

  4. Beautiful pictures…. I of course love the one of Pyewacket, and Mr. Cardnal in the apple tree.
    I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better as well.

  5. Thank you, Cordelia…all of the lilac bushes I’ve bought are suppose to be lavender– I’ve bought six– and from what I can tell, it looks like only one is going to actually have lavender blossoms, the others are all white.

  6. So glad you are feeling better and thank you for the visit in your garden. It is lovely, I especially loved the picture of Pyewacket. Purple lilacs in bloom next to our bedroom window right now, my favorites. Going to cut some tomorrow to bring the fragrance inside. Blessings and good wishes for the book signing Saturday.

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