Marie's June Article

30 May 17

June, 2017

I can’t believe that I am sitting here writing for the June magazine.  It is such a shame that we can’t stretch out certain occasions.  I love Daffodils and Tulips and wish they could be with us for much longer.  This year the Daffodils seem to have been short-lived but the Tulips have been great and last for such a long time as long as you top up the water in  the vase.  They must be one of the thirstiest of flowers.
We were brought up on  a diet of what you might call ‘folklore’ e.g. ‘red sky at night, shepherds’ delight; red sky in the morning; shepherds’ warning’, and mostly this seems to be true, but ‘rain before 7, fine before 11’ ; this doesn’t seem to happen.  There are others which I cannot say are true or not, e.g. ‘when there is dew on the grass; rain will never come to pass’.  
One saying which my sisters and I tried out when we were young is, ‘if you wrap a piece of wedding cake up and sleep with it under your pillow, it encourages dreams of your future husband,’ which never happened.  Of course this all goes by the board if you wake up in the night hungry and scoff the lot.
When shopping I went to buy an Iceberg lettuce and saw some which looked exactly the same as the others, half price.  There was a label on the cheaper ones which said ‘Imperfect Iceberg lettuce.’  Then there was a mystery with the cucumbers, but no label, as the thin ones were much dearer than the slightly thicker ones.  These are cases where supermarkets only want perfect fruit and salad, but they all taste the same.  Never mind, it’s their loss and our gain as these two items were bargains.
I have always noticed that when seedlings come up they turn their face to the sun and for this reason we rotate the pot to keep the plant upright.  There is a saying – Keep your face always towards the sunshine and the shadows will fall behind you,’ and during the dark wet days of May when we didn’t see the sun, we are reminded that the sun is still up there, it’s just that we can’t see it, but we will.
Marie Cove 

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