These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Itty-Bitty Wildflowers In My Yard

Today as I was coming home from Capitan, I stopped several times and dug a few little wildflowers. Before anyone complains about that, know that (1) I dug them from areas that were well-populated with them, so the landscapes aren't damaged; (2) I took just small clumps as starters, (3) and they are indigenous plants, so I haven't moved them where they might be lost. Once home, I planted them in an area in front of the house in hopes that they will take root and spread over time. The area that I put them used to be a corral for a horse, and it is relatively clear of scrub oak. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it other than put a horseshoe pit in part of it since it is fairly level. I thought some of the wildflowers would be nice there, too. It is raining again this evening, and I'm very glad. That means the little transplants will have a good chance of taking root soon. I'll take some pix if they do so. I want to make a short trip toward Roswell, too, so I can bring home some desert poppies, beautiful, bright orange. small poppies that grow wild in the valley between here and there. Maybe I'll be able to do that over the weekend. That would be a nice addition to my indigenous landscaping.

I want to add some yucca, but they are the State flower, so I can't dig them from the wild. I'll need to go buy them. Allan bought me a bag of wildflowers with fertilizer and I hope to plant that around the corral area, too. I want my whole property to be one that requires little to no replanting and upkeep. And I want it to be as natural as possible. In the fall, I will plant a few daffodils, crocus, iris, just because I love them. And I want a clump of fountain grass for for the same reason. I wish I had brought some from my house in KC, but I forgot to dig it. Guess I'll be buying that, too!

Last night I attended a Village Chamber of Commerce meeting because I volunteered to do a newsletter of events in the county so that everyone (myself included!) can be more informed about what is going on here. There are tons of events, but if you're not in the right place at the right time, you'll miss something fun. I wanna have fun!! ALL the fun!!

Tonight was the Village Council meeting and I attended with my new employer to tell them about the event we are putting together and ask for some financial exceptions since it is a charitable event. It was interesting to watch the wheels in motion. And I like hearing about some of the mundane; it tends to keep the whole view of the area more real. I love it here, but I don't want to be oblivious to the real mechanical workings that keep it moving forward. It is rather easy for a small town to curl up and die. I hope I don't see that here, and it looks as if that isn't likely.

Don't you wish you had my schedule? I'm as busy as I wanna be, and I can say "No" to anything I want to! Even my "job" is something I can say goodbye to, should I want. Yeah ........

Life is beautiful!!!!!


  1. Awesome Lynilu. You are doing what you want when you want. It doesn't get any better than that! I love your plans for the flowers too. Can't wait to see pics.

  2. Patti - No, it doesn't get any better. I'll probably have pix in a day or 2, because the rain last night was wonderful ... steady, rather than pounding. And I think I can plant the wildflower seed now, too, because it looks as if the overnight freezes are done.

  3. I love your schedule, Lynilu ! That's the way to live life !!! Very happy for you that you are giving yourself this gift of choice !

    Looking forward to the pictures -

    Happy Saturday !

  4. Annie - I walked down yesterday and took a look the the little flowers, and they are doing well. Unfortunately, I didn't take the camera! Now it is muddy, and more rain forecast for tomorrow, so ... it'll be a couple more days. But I'll get 'em!


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