There’s a beautiful trellis behind my house. It sits up against the fence that separates our yard from the garage of the house next door. As a tenant in the front apartment, I spend my time on the porch rather than the back lawn. That’s in the lease, unfortunately. But when I get home from work in the afternoons, often before anyone else, and when the sun is shining, there’s no one to prevent me from spending a few moments with our secret garden.
Have you ever read the book Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes? If not, I highly recommend it. I haven’t read it in years, but I often hear the title in my head when gazing at flowers. The book has relatively little to do with flowers, but quite a lot to do with a little mouse named Algernon.
Algernon, these are for you.
It has been a couple weeks since my last post. Sorry about that. I’ve been very busy at work, and while it’s not an excuse, it’s my justification for not writing. When I was doing my 365 Photos project, I was neurotic about posting every day; one of my goals this year was to be nice to myself, and I can only be neurotic about so many things. Sometimes Emily and I just have to watch Mad Men. (And sometimes I just have to grade essays.)
Anyway. The theme of today’s post is, believe or not, NOT me making excuses. No, it’s about spring. This week has been getting warmer by the day and I think it might be here to stay this time. At any rate, the flowers in my yard are blooming. I hope the same is true for you, wherever you are!