auto correct, colors, English, fall, French, garden, postaday2012, roses, texting
When I started gardening years ago, I thought that roses had to be a difficult plant to cultivate. I had always associated roses with expensive tastes, so my thought process went to what I thought was the natural assumption, that since they were expensive they had to be difficult to grow and maintain. Now every year that I work at my garden, I am constantly amazed at how little work roses actually are. I even have an example for you, prior to leaving for France this summer, I thought that I had lost a rosebush in the way back garden due to the weird snow less winter we had. Well I am happy to report that my tale of sadness and woe was greatly exaggerated, my rose bush didn’t die, it just took a long time to put through a new shoot, it’s ALIVE! My roses have kept color going somewhere in my backyard from mid spring to right about now, October 2nd. They brighten my day which I appreciate because I am really not ready for the coming dark and cold winter I think that we will be having shortly.
On a side note, the baby boy made me laugh this evening. The only way to get young people these days is to text them. That is all fine and dandy, but when your fingers tremble and you are battling auto-correct, French can be a little inconvenient. I admit, I got lazy and texted my baby boy in English and a few hours later I received a text from him stating “Mom don’t text me in English, you’re being lazy” I replied in French mind you, that trembling fingers and auto correct make it very tedious. He doesn’t care, as long as his Maman speaks or writes to him in French, that is all that matters. I am very happy that he sticks to his guns, but it does surprise me at times, that he and the baby girl are both so emphatic on my usage of French. I guess I did my job better than I had hoped.