Yesterday I was outside waking around . . just looking . . thinking, kinda checking on the trees and I came upon the rosemary. I guess they’re shrubs but they’re huge. I don’t know if it’s a type of rosemary that I’ve never grown before but I’ve always had rosemary and it’s always been a dainty, halfway fragile plant. Not here. It’s almost invasive.
Look at all the blooms. I don’t think I’ve ever had rosemary bloom before moving here. When I planted it, I had no idea how big it would get. This is one of two on the side of the house. I planted a fig tree 5 or 6 feet from it and the rosemary is about to take over the fig tree.
The bees love those flowers. I took a lot of pictures trying to get a picture of a bee but they’re wiggly little critters.
I love rosemary! Vince didn’t used to like it but he does now. Half the time when he goes outside, he comes in with a sprig he’s sniffing.
It’s the little things that are keeping me sane these days — rosemary, blooms, bees. Some things seem normal where, on the other hand, nothing seems normal. Even though I never stop worrying about Chad, Nicole and Addie, I’m thankful it’s just the two of us here and we aren’t trying to keep other people from going out and bringing it back; or having to cook meals that kids would be happy with. We’re pretty content staying at home. When I feel overwhelmed, I go out and talk to the chickens or try to entice Cat into letting me pet her, go spend time with Boots. They’re not worried about the virus and they help me stay calm.
I hope you’re all doing ok. Who knows what the future holds. I’ll hear one thing that sounds like it could be better soon; and then I hear that this may go on for months. I don’t know. No one seems to know so . . staying busy and finding something relaxing to do helps me. I hope you can find something to do to take your mind off the problems.