Oh, Woe is Me!

Nobody loves me, Everybody hates me!
I'm sitting in the garden eating worms

I have a case of the Poor Me's today.  No reason.  Never is. 

They just kind of happen.  It's always a 24 hour thing – often more like 12.

There are no witty words waiting to entertain; no clever quips; no profound thoughts.

I decided to do something I very rarely do: keep my mouth shut and my keyboard quiet.

To cheer me up, and anyone else with the Monday Blue's, I thought I'd share some views of my garden, taken this morning whilst enjoying thosePopesmoney worms: 

This is 'monnaie de pape' or pope's money.

I don't know what it's called in English but it gets pretty silver, transparent discs on it in late summer


The yellow are cowslips.

Don't know the name of the pretty purple ones.

I do herbs, not flowers.  These came with the house.



In the Midwest they were treasured.

Here they're weeds.

I let them grow.

Violets are edible so they qualify as herbs – kind of.


My last perfect tulip!


My grilling buddy from last night.

Isn't he pretty?

At least he didn't fall into the food  – he was rather large.

There, now don't you feel better?

I do!

And for all of you who now have an ear-worm and can't get that stupid nursery song out of your head – or remember the rest of it, here is a link with all of the awful songs I/we sang as children.  For those of you with children….have fun!

16 thoughts on “Oh, Woe is Me!”

  1. I don’t know the English scientific name for that first plant but we always called it the Money Plant because of the silver disks at summer’s end and used them in dried flower arrangments.
    I always find it odd how a weed one place is a prize in another. I would let the violets grow too! Flowers usually have a good effect on my mood as you point out!
    And have a lovely one tomorrow!

  2. Your garden is so beautiful…it would be very difficult to stay in the ‘woes’ there!
    Glad that grilling buddy of yours stayed out of the food : )

  3. Dear kate,
    Just catching up on your blog! (Sometimes I only have a minute or so to myself) Your garden is so beautiful and I must say that I am always impressed with you and your energy and cooking talents! Thanks for inspiring all of us!!

  4. Katie,
    It is not a good feeling to have the malaise thing drape itself around you. I’m glad the flowers made you feel better. They picked my spirits up. It’s nice to know that flowers are growing somewhere.

  5. Thanks, Ilva, It did cheer me up!
    Lydia, as long as I was out there I yanked a few weeds – that helped, too.
    Tanna, that’s exactly the plant. Those silver ‘coins’ are so pretty. The other weed/plant that drives my crazy here is ivy… It gets into and onto everything!
    Thanks, Pam – and my buddy was big – we probably could have served him…
    Thanks, Riana, I stop by and look at Amaya every day or two – she’s so cute! I bet you’re crazy busy!
    Mike, your turn will come….mayby in July…

  6. Funny, I knew the “song” or chant as “Nobody loves me, everybody hates me, guess I’ll go eat worms!”
    Same basic idea. And I felt the same way on Monday too!

  7. My mother used to sing that little ditty to me.
    I was down on Monday, too, must be contagious.
    But the photos do perk me up! How lovely, Katie!

  8. Katie,
    I know those days all too well but you’re quite right, sunshine and nature always make me feel better too! Especially when we’ve had no greenery or flowers for weeks and now purples and yellows and reds everywhere!
    Look forward to seeing what your cow produces for the BBB!

  9. Betty, Kayn, Mimi – just must have been a Monday thing. I wish I could have attached scent to the photos. My whole garden smells of lilacs.
    Freya, isn’t it wonderful seing the colors come back. I’m thinking on my cow…it’s having someone else test it that has me worried…I’ll have to accurate!
    Thanks, LF – I wish I could take all the credit but the flowers were all here when we moved in. I can’t tell the flowers from the weeds…

  10. Sorry about your blues. They’re inevitable, aren’t they — thankfully they come, and then they go. Your garden, and the beautiful tulip and winged creature were wonderful to look at; thanks.

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