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Spring is in the air – even if the sun does keep playing peek-a-boo with the Sandwich Generation granny nanny and her senior mom. Not to mention many of you!
Look at this sweet little posy – blooming in all its tiny redness in spite of rocks and weeds. What a great inspiration for all of us in the Sandwich Generation, as we keep working to bloom where ever we are planted, no matter how tough the course. 🙂
The sunshine was so lovely last Thursday! My senior mom and I made it to the grocery store for groceries and some potting soil and compost for the garden. I came home all inspired and dug up the area we planted the Sunflower House in last year…not an easy job, even if it was a small area! Definitely some healthy physical baby boomer and senior citizen activities for my mom and me!
Next I dumped two bags of organic compost on the area. It's a small area, but that's all you need for Sunflower Houses for little ones – though, of course, you can also do bigger.
Hmmmm. My senior mom is definitely growing her "gardening tool collection." I'm toying with investing in a Rubbermaid garden tool cart. Since it is on wheels, it'll be easy for her to move it around a bit. 🙂
Would you believe it, the very next day after I dug it all up, it POURED. And it kept raining the day after. I guess that compost is nicely soaked in well – hopefully attracting all those wonderful worms my grandsons love to play with and I love to see digging up my garden area for me.
We are going to wait a couple of more weeks to be sure the weather is a big more consistently SPRING-y. How about you? Got any senior gardening projects going on? Or fun planting activities for grandparents and grandchildren? We'd love to hear.
P.S. An important warning for all of us grandparents. If you take photos with the easy to use digital camera in your smartphone, like the iPhone, and post them online anywhere, make sure you turn off the location settings. Otherwise, it's possible for anyone to access the exact location where the photo was taken – a definite safety hazard. I try to always keep my location settings turned off on my AT&T iPhone, since it really uses up the battery. And speaking of photos, don't forget to pop over to Sweet Shot Tuesday for more great ideas to help us all get better and better photos of those cutie pie grandchildren we love! And for more fun REDs, visit Sue Loves Cherries for Rednesday. 🙂
How pretty Kaye! Lots of hard work but it sure pays off.
Have a blessed day!
Don’t forget to use some manure! It may be ‘shit’ to some, but it’s that ‘shit’ that sure makes things grow like crazy in our gardens and gives us a bountiful harvest down the road!
Totally worth all the work. Gorgeous color!
Yard or gardening is hard wok. As a rule, it is worth it to see flowers like the ones you shared. A very pretty red. I still do all my yard work as well.
So pretty flowers i like it. Happy Rednesday. Mine is up.
Pretty flowers – isn’t fun to get dirty and have the end result be so grand.
It is, indeed, quite fun Snaps and Snippets. 🙂
Thanks Gen! Happy Rednesday too 🙂
Good for you, LaVoice. As my senior mom and I agree, gardening is full of such fun and physical senior citizen activities! Keeps us feeling younger, doesn’t it! (Well, most of the time!) 🙂
Hi Dina, Thank you 🙂
Doesn’t it, Susan! It’s grand! 🙂