Looking to the Future

This past weekend I made use of the continued mild weather and planted over 100 flower bulbs in our front yard.

It always feels good to dig…when the digging is easy…and this old yard has plenty of good, dark soil that makes it easy to grub around with your fingers to form the 4″ IMG_0544-001or 5″ holes needed.

Planting bulbs is a way to believe in the future.  I think of them in the frozen dirt during  the winter, inching their way up through the ground. I envision the new green of their stems and the blooms producing colors  bound to elicit oohs and ahhs in early spring.

I needed the thought of life and beauty continuing in my life. I feel overwhelmed by people being killed, by blanket hatred of a race or religion, and by the lack of manners and respect from people who should know better. I feel helpless and dumbfounded at the big picture of my world.

It is a blessing to refocus on a small area of soil accepting future flowers.  I don’t take it for granted.


Published by Judytwiga

I am a freelance writer and photographer who enjoys living close to the action in Knoxville, Tennessee. In the 1980s I created and published Zoo Connections, an international networking publication for non-animal zoo departments. Jobs over the years include working with the developmentally disabled, night front desk at a motel, assistant in development and membership at the NC Zoological Society, Customer Relations manager at Regal Entertainment Group, census enumerator, concessions at University of Tennessee, house cleaner, substitute teacher, sitter for children, houses, and pets. Freelance work at Knoxville News Sentinel and KnoxZine. Contributor to A Knoxville Christmas (2008,2007), and articles for the North Carolina Zoo website. Interested in anything except humorless people and politics. Enjoy reading, Scrabble, Catan, camping. I hold dear family (human and animal), friends, Kenya, Sunset Beach, NC and the Keys.

2 thoughts on “Looking to the Future

  1. Yes, yes, yes, Judy. This may indeed be a perfect post on your “imperfect” wonderful blog. And I’m glad this is not your “last” post. 🙂


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