This week’s visual concept project (meaning “find a picture that means this word/idea/concept to you”) is “Accomplished.”
Seriously? Accomplished is not one of the words I’d list in my bio. In fact, I didn’t. I’m more of a dreamer, less of a doer. I’m very much a starter-and-not-finisher. “Accomplishment” is too seldom in my vocabulary. The majority of the things I actually accomplish are small things, most likely things started on a previous day and finished at a later point.
Besides my new blog design (which I’ve spent the last few months working on and was at first the only thing I could think of accomplishing lately) I was having trouble finding something to represent that word for me, in my life, right now. There have been plenty of things I have worked on.. but not much that I’d call “accomplished,” or “completed.”
Believe it or not, there was something I could think of after all!! (Yay, good news for Popinjay!)
Spring is arriving here in north central Texas and things are beginning to bud and bloom and blossom. I always get a spring itch when things start turning green. Each year I manage to delude myself into thinking I am some kind of master gardener and am going to plant all kinds of wonderful things – flowers and vegetables, seeds and plugs.
It usually goes a lot better in my head.
Last spring I bought a bunch of flower seeds and never planted them. Not a one. But this year I got a little kick start when I came back from my mom’s house carting 8 little baby oak trees I rescued from their flower garden before they discarded them. (Ok, so really I asked if I could have them and my mom rescued them and put them all in a pot for me. I just watched.)
Having those baby trees that needed to be re-potted (temporarily, so there weren’t 8 in one pot) gave me enough motivation to get out “in the yard” one day and actually get it done. And so I did. And believe it or not, I went back out the next day and planted some flower seeds! Yay me!
I have no idea if the flower seeds will grow. (They, uh, ahem…are last year’s seeds. *cough*) But we’ll see. The oak trees however have been there for a week and are still green so that’s good!! (And now that they survived digging up and being potted they each need their own pot with a full amount of soil — I’m going to baby them until I plant them in the ground this autumn!)
Oh, and apparently, it’s cat friendly, too.
And there you have it. Plant flower seeds.. check. Mission accomplished.