Everyone keeps talking about the “new normal”. I’m not certain what that even is or looks like but I am certain that I needed a dose of the familiar. This time of year is beautiful in the south. My normal on Saturday is a trip to the nursery for ferns, flowers, and herbs. It is a trip I plan and savor. Once there, I love taking my time. Imagining new combinations, thinking about a cocktail or dinner on the patio and the joy of summer.
I ventured out not certain what I’d find since we are still “closed for business”. I was pleasantly surprised to find my nursery open for business. For a brief hour, I immersed myself in the familiar and joyous task of planning my patio for the summer. How wonderful to think of fun things.
When I left the nursery, my car was filled with herbs for cooking, flowers for the containers and ferns for the front porch. I’ll take that hour of familiarity in a time that is otherwise so uncertain.