June 3, 2008
I wasn't getting anywhere at the wheel today...my thoughts have been all cluttered up, so unfortunately throwing wasn't the right thing. I feel like I need to throw piles and piles of pots, since my next firing is only one month off. Anyhow, I think I had a small case of cabin fever, so I took off to my closest grocery store, 20 minutes away, in the town of Burnsville. I also mailed a pile of my show postcards off to announce the upcoming TRAC studio tour, and the July Southern Highland Fair, which is about a little over a month away. Then I stopped into Troy's to get some more sugar snap pea seeds since mine aren't having any success in the garden. I also couldn't resist some small plants of cleome and verbena. If you've not been to Troy's garden center, then by all means go, if not for the plants, then the local color! It is a great combination of order and disorder, thriving plants and not so thriving plants. I meandered through the mazes of hot steamy greenhouses and somehow felt better amongst all the possibilities of new growth. I spoke with Troy himself who gave me some insights into sugar snaps. Sometimes I just wish I could be a full time gardener, having a life of nurturing plants. But I just don't need another thing that I'm trying to make a living at!