Spring is nature’s way of saying,
It had been a craptastic day at work and with two weeks left in the academic semester, I’m pretty sure my workload is not going to lighten up. That’s alright though because I arrived home to discover that the seeds I had planted just last weekend had already sprouted! That was much sooner than I expected. This picture is from Thursday. There are even more sprouts now and they’re larger. Go gothic plants go! I attended the literary salon and I’ll write more about that soon.
|first Columbine bloom of the season|
Yesterday was a bit of a continuation of the literary salon’s theme, “Garden of Inspiration – Ekphrasis and the Language of Flowers,” which had me volunteering at the Poe Museum for their Enchanted Garden clean-up day. I pruned trees for about three hours in one of Richmond's most beautiful gardens. I felt as though I should be writing a copay to someone for such a therapeutic event so I renewed (oops) my membership to the museum that expired a month ago and added a donation.
After that, I raced off to Woodland Cemetery for my very first Cemeterians Meet-Up group.
|Book club picnic/ birthday party outfit|
Then today was book club and simultaneously the fourth birthday was the RVA Horror Book Club. It was a beautiful day to be in Hollywood Cemetery, where the very first book club meeting was held.
We hung with Richmond’s resident vampire, W. W. Pool as we picnicked and discussed Paul Tremblay’s A Head Full of Ghosts: A Novel (2015). I have to note that it is one of my favorite horror novels and as soon as I finished reading it for our book club, I started from the very beginning and read it a second time so that I could pick up on all of the references.
So this is basically a summary, not an analysis, of my weekend which is what I tell my students never to do; but, like them, I’m writing this at the last minute and I desperately need to get ready for bed. *yawn*