I loved this article about a man a person who loved life as much as the movie he reviewed, I like this line from the article: "I respect kindness in human beings first of all, and kindness to animals.". I read this after reading an article about coffee shops and cafe agreeing to let customers pay forward for a cup of coffee, or a simple meal for someone who is homeless; is called paying for a "suspended---", coffee, or a sandwich, a meal--- something hot for a cold day, something to eat when someone can't pay for a sandwich. That's a great way to give anonymously
What I really love to do is gardening; watching something grow as it brings forth new life after a dark and dreary winter of sleep. I find myself standing in front of my grape vine and tree that was a "volunteer" last year. I am amazed at how much new growth can be seen every week. I sometimes wish I had a slow motion camera to document the the speed at which the new leaves grow.
Last year I planted two Loofa plants and they got away from; almost covered the old playhouse. This year I have planted some 'Popcorn' corn, and potatoes (at different stages), carrots (2 kinds), radishes (2 kinds). I am growing cucumber plants and hope to plant them within the corn as they both grow together; which will hold up the cucumber as they mature. I have 3 kinds of tomato plants in pots this year and 2 green pepper plants; they seem to do better in pots and next to the porch.
I also have an orange and lemon tree, 2 blackberry, thornless of course and a muscadine grape that is new this year. I believe that is all I have room to plant in the backyard.
I love to dig in the dirt of my garden in the backyard while barefoot. As you can see I had to add a screen over my rolling garden bins, as I discovered cats lying in them after a cold morning that I had covered them with a sheet.
It took only 3 years for the grapevine to give enough fruit to make jelly. Our problem was keeping the birds away long enough to harvest the grapes; I have left quite enough for the birds to feast on. As always that's a pleasure to watch them fight over the grapes. We have had to cover the vine, but that hasn't deterred one Mocking bird who found a way to sneak under the netting to feast on the early grapes; but he doesn't get much.