My great-grandparents, William and Hosina Morisette must have had at least a rudimentary understanding and appreciation of flowers to name my grandmother after this species-Viola, when she was born in Calumet, MI., 114 years ago.
A busy but productive day yesterday. Planted two apple trees in the backyard, in addition to filling the twenty some outdoor pots with a variety of annuals and perennials. Will finish today and mow the lawn for the first time of the season after changing oil in both the tractor and hand mower. Took advantage of having the plants here before potting and took some downstairs for studio work.
Thoracic surgery of the lung scheduled for the week of June 8 in Marshfield, WI. (surgery June 9 with anticipated discharge on June 12th) with a highly regarded surgeon (Dr. Hope Maki). I was not able to work out the logistics of having it done in the Detroit metro area where my brother and son/daughter-in-law live, due to time and distance issues. Marshfield Clinic is Wisconsin's equivalent to Mayo Clinic, in quality and patient-centered services, so I am comfortable with the choice.
In the woods up the road, there is an abandoned shed and old junkyard (shed in previous post) which I wll visit when I finish this coffee and the paper, before the sun ruins things and shoot some arcane cans, bottles, etc. In another week, it would require a generous application of bug dope, but as of this morning, the black flies are just starting. We shovel for six months and swat the other.
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
Henry David Thoreau