Another month begins, another spread in my pocket calendar colored in. I went over those swirls about 4 times with different colors of pencil before ending up with something that looked like it went with the rest of the design. These are the same swirls that showed up in the first spread, and they definitely wanted to be green in that one. I didn't want to use green here but just brown didn't look right either. I finally managed to get an orange tint to them that was different from the other brown combinations.
I bought some plants for my deck "garden" two weeks ago and they are still waiting for me to put them in their pots. I'm have a hard time getting motivated to gather what I need and dig around in those pots to make room for the larger than usual flowers - I rarely get the ones so far along that they come in gallon pots like these. In the back of my mind is the frustration of last year when the deer came and ate all the blooms off my carefully nurtured geraniums and some kind of yellow flower that had taken forever to get to that point. This time I bought blue bachelor buttons and pretty pink columbine (quite a different color combination from my calendar spread), hoping the deer won't be as tempted by them but knowing I should figure out some kind of barrier just in case. Even though it is June, I'm just not ready to deal with it. But the warming weather says I must.