For years my work place was a desk in an office
Sometimes with windows which had a view
but more often not
Light was florescent
I'm fortunate for at Linderhof I have two places to "work"
One upstairs in the sunroom off the master bedroom
A room with two walls of windows
Because it's on the second floor
in the summer, I feel as if I'm in the treetops
And I can watch the traffic down below
And see the rain
And see the snow
And see the blow
(which it often does on the prairie)
And my other work place
Is this desk in the corner of the living room
It's bright and sunny
And I can watch the traffic from my left
And on the right is the side garden
Right now the burning bush is a brilliant red
And the dogwood has some nice copper tones
So it looks like fall!
My little computer is here
A light for illumination
at night or on dark and dreary days
And old carriage clock keeps track of time
And pictures keep me company
Daughter Sarah, Grandgirl Lucy, Aunt Matt (for whom I was named)
My mother, aunt and uncle as children . . .
And a relative of Husband Jim's but we know not who!
And always a plant or some flowers in the corner
Today's is my newest orchid
Bought just today!
A wee orchid in an old blue and white wee pot
It's called an ice orchid
Not because it's an icy white
But because once a week you drop an ice cube in it
(That's how you water it!)
(We'll see how good that method is! --
I may be a short lived orchid
For I would think that the ice would be chilling on tender roots.
It's a pleasant corner
To write letters by hand
To write blog posts and columns for the newspapers
And the fire is at my back
So on chilly days like this
it's a warm corner.
Much more pleasant than my workplaces of old!