Well, it's September of 2016, and you haven't heard from me in over 13 months. Why is that, you ask? What a good question!
Thirteen months ago, I was in a freak accident in my yard, involving my car, a wasp, a clothesline pole, and a woodpile. In short (very short) I broke, among other things, my neck. I have much to be thankful for, including my son's presence that afternoon, as well as his presence of mind, and a string of fine professionals who saved not only my life but my future. Can't say enough good about my local EMTs, and I love my neurosurgeon and his team! What could have ended up as life in a wheelchair, or even death, has been a positive road to recovery. I'm walking very well now, though with some balance issues. My major remaining issues are with my hands and arms; those may or may not improve, but that healing takes more time. So, I had to have help from some wonderful ladies who volunteered to get my various potted daylilies put into the ground before the frost hit. And, I'm afraid I have not done much this summer, either. There are various reasons, but if I list them, they'll just sound like petty, whiney excuses. Point is, I should be even better next year, than I am this year. Stay tuned for a renewed enthusiasm for gardening, coming your way in Spring, 2017!
Meanwhile, I'll simply try to stay out of trouble. ;)