The other day, a memory from my Facebook feed popped up. It was another of those amusing things that my daughter said that I had to post about.
Her: Daddy, it’s not growing!
Me: Violet, two things. First of all, when you plant something, you can’t expect it to grow right away. It takes days or even weeks before you can expect to see something. Gardening requires a lot of patience. Secondly, you planted a golf ball.
It’s funny that this came up at this time, because now is not the time to be planting a garden. It’s been raining on and off for the past week here. Thing is, at this time, the rain in Idaho, combined with the dropping temperature, serves as a reminder that winter is right around the corner. The snow will be falling very soon, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we end up with a light dusting before Halloween.
So, before we know it, this little corner of Idaho will be covered in a white blanket. We’ll have to make sure the chimney is clean and the woodpile stacked, so we can have a nice, warm fire to take away the chill.
And you know what? There’s nothing like a toasty fireplace to sit back and write beside. Word has it that it will be a long, cold winter, with some pretty heavy snowfalls.
Frankly, I’m looking forward to it.