59 Candles, 59 Things – part thirty six

Forty fourth thing: For the next post in this series of things that make me happy, I’m amazed it’s taken until my forty fourth entry to talk about my nearly obsessive love of gardening.  Gardening makes me very happy.

Thanks to global warming, Michigan’s Spring comes sooner each year.  With cold though not freezing nights, plenty of sunny days and just enough rain, signs of life are abundant.  I have so many perennials and bulbs in various flowerbeds that are emerging from the earth that I feel my hands itching to get out and play in the dirt.  Today, I succumbed to that desire to do…..something. Too early to plant anything, nonetheless I had to get out there and start pulling out dead leaves, twigs and other debris while getting up close and personal with the new life.  Though only in the low 40’s, the full sun felt wonderful and I decided to make use of my energy by scrubbing down the entire deck, outdoor furniture and even scrubbing down half of my white privacy fence before I was too pooped to continue.  Spence followed behind me, spraying the suds and loosened dirt away.

And much to my surprise, I found the first flower of my 2016 garden in this tiny bloom, which made me very happy.

A miniature iris is a happy sight indeed!


For more of my series “59 Candles, 59 Things” click on “59 Things” under Categories. I started this series last May on my 59th birthday and am using it to feature 59 things that make me happy.

What makes you happy?


5 thoughts on “59 Candles, 59 Things – part thirty six

  1. How beautiful 🙂 your first Spring flower, Spring is definitely in the air. I too, love gardening. I bet, by the time you read this, you would have gone out to play in the sand 🙂 Happy gardening 🙂

    1. Thanks Lynne, today I went out and got 5 bags of mini pine bark nuggets! Tomorrow is going to be in the mid 40s so I expect each day I’ll be playing in the garden unless it rains…or snows!

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