Science, or para-science, tells us that geraniums bloom better if they are spoken to. But a kind word every now and then is really quite enough. Too much attention, like too much feeding, and weeding and hoeing, inhibits and embarrasses them. ~Victoria Glendinning
I spent most of the day cleaning and moving the furniture around in my office, now I look out at the garden and the peonies that just started blooming. A much better view than before, maybe not so good it's hard enough to get started in the morning.
The Writing Nag