“Blue Skies”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
Today, was a bright, sunny day. The first one in what seems like a long time. Gray, damp, deary days is what makes our shortest month seem like the longest, and it was so nice to see this today. This bright blue sky gives a new meaning to the term “Blue Monday”. This is one I’ll be willing to have more of any week.
Why do so many weekends turn out to be cloudy and/or rainy and weekdays (workdays) turn out so nice? Anyway, with the sun coming out it made everything cheerful, and that reminded me of the violas. They are such happy-looking, little flowers. With the warmer weather we have been having, they have really started putting out the blooms. The yellow are in the circle garden, and the bright color really makes them stand out. Covered in dew from all the moisture left over from this weekend’s rain, this only made them seem prettier. I am hoping that in the next few weeks they start spreading even more. Because of the rain, I have not been able to fertilize them lately which is important because they are such heavy feeders. As soon as things dry out a little, I will be fertilizing them to ensure more blooms.
This next viola was a surprise. I planted a flat of pruple violas, and several turned out to be this orange and purple. At first I was annoyed, but later on I decided that they looked so cute that they could stay where they were. I am not sorry. These, too, have a very cheerful look about them which is so important during the long, dreary month of February.
It is amazing what a few hours of bright, blue skies can do for your mood. Everything looks so cheerful today even though it was a workday.