Boomer and Senior Weather and Gardening Activities Update From Our Sandwich Generation Family

by Kaye Swain

My senior mom and grandkids are enjoying their gardening activities including taking care of the Mr Lincoln rose - one of the most fragrant roses for sure

Isn't this purty! It's the ONE rose we got on our Mr. Lincoln Rose we planted last year. Only one, but OH so pretty, OH so long lasting, and OH so wonderful to smell. They really are the most fragrant roses and I do love them! My senior mom has taken such great care of this bush along with all her other gardening projects and activities and has been reveling in the lovely weather while working at trimming, planting, and feeding her beloved birds. And yes, squabbling with her equally beloved, though she'd deny it with every breath, little squirrels.

Roses are such a sweet encouragement to this baby boomer in the midst of the Sandwich Generation

Aren't these roses lovely also? They are all over our neighborhood. They look lovely and bloom mightily, but have no scent. Personally, I'll take one Mr Lincoln Rose that smells heavenly over a million that have no scent, pretty though they may be. :)

My senior mom loves her gardening activities - especially when the weather is as delightful as it has been

Mom's garden wagons are full of all her new plants - from the sunflowers she and the grandkids planted as they prepare for this years Sunflower house or houses (As many seeds as they planted, I think there may be a million!) to the various other flowers she's hoping will attract a ton of butterflies.

At times the weather has reminded me of Hawaii and the lovely muumuu dresses that are such great comfort clothing for the elderly seniors like my dear grandmother

It's been such weird weather all winter and spring – but lots of gorgeous sunshine and early spring means one of the prettiest springs ever – even the wildflowers are gorgeous! And often, we can smell flowers in the air from everywhere. The other day, it was breezy, warm, and humid – it reminded me of Hawaii! Hmmm, maybe that's what made me think of the lovely and colorful Hawaiian muumuu dresses that my grandmother loved so much. They make such delightful comfort clothes for boomers and seniors

Other days the weather is rainy and stormy - making this Sandwich Generation grandmother appreciate my full and side elastic waist jeans and pants that keep me warm and fairly dry

But then the storm clouds come back along with thunder, lightning, and rain and I really appreciate my Lee side elastic jeans that keep me warm and fairly dry even in the wet and wooley weather. Not to mention our senior parents full elastic waist jeans and pants. How about you? How's your weather? And your gardening activities? I must say, I do have fun snapping photos with my easy to use digital camera. And speaking of cameras, want  to see more fun photos? Check out Sweet Shot Tuesday. While, if RED is your thang – enjoy Rednesday. Also, don't forget, stay up-to-date on all things multigenerational here at SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation

Kaye

P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I enjoy them very much and read each one. I also love the grand ideas so many of you share that help and encourage other readers. I do my best to reply to them all but value your patience when that isn\'t possible.

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1 Tina´s PicStory

what a beautiful red! :)
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2 Dear Helen Hartman

Love the Mr Lincoln rose – it’s so true that a rose by any other name that doesn’t smell sweet just isn’t as good.

3 Kaye Swain

Thanks Tina :)

4 Kaye Swain

Hi Helen. :) Thanks for the visit AND the fun trip to see you :)

5 Mary

I love your photos and the idea of covering the plants with mesh.

It’s been several years since our Hydrangeas bloomed, simply because the ground hogs love those tasty buds!

I just bought 3 flats of impatiens and two tomato plants last night that I’ll get in today. Everything in the yard is perennial, so I just have to keep the weeds at bay. Everything else, veggies and the impatiens go on the front porch or back deck to try and keep the little creatures away.

6 Kaye Swain

Oh Mary, you made my senior mom’s day when I shared your tale of gardening activities, along with the critter challenges! :) Thank you so much for sharing. :)

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