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May 3, 2014

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Filed under: What's Blooming — Karma @ 7:52 pm
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Waiting. I did a lot of it today. I sat in my car, waiting for Sarah…


for an hour! Sarah was taking the SAT’s today. The SAT website said 3 hours and 45 minutes should be allowed for the test. The SAT website said no phones are allowed, and they will be confiscated if students are found with them. So I arrived at the school 3 hours and 45 minutes after the test should have begun. No Sarah. Wait. Groups of kids begin to emerge from school. No Sarah. More groups. Frustration builds. Finally Sarah. Test started late. Lots of kids brought phones – were only told to power them down. Those kids’ parents, most likely did not spend an hour of their Saturday sitting in the parking lot of a high school, waiting. *Sigh*

Waiting for pizza…
Waiting for pizza
Pizzaria Uno has a nice online ordering system and curb side pick up. Order and pay online, they bring the food out to your car. I pull in and….wait. About 15 minutes after the time my order was to be done, a server appears at my window explaining that our pizzas were dropped and had to be re-made, but would be out in just a few minutes. Wait some more. Pizzas arrive, I take them home. Sarah’s is fresh and hot – mine, not so much. Obviously Sarah’s was dropped and remade while mine sat under a heat lamp and waited. *Sigh*

Waiting for spring…
first daffodil
My world’s latest daffodils are just starting to bloom. I don’t think I’ve ever waited until May to have them begin. Things seem to be several weeks behind in growth and bloom around here.
I’m still waiting for lilac buds:
Lilac leaves

Last year at this time, my lilacs looked like this:
That shot was taken on May 4, 2013.

Bleeding hearts are still just little drops right now…
Tiny bleeding heart buds

Last year:
bleeding heart

Are you experiencing a similar slowness of the season this year?

My profusely blooming rhodo-azalea bush seems to be the only one who didn’t get the message that spring is late this year.

The bumble bees just love this shrub. I tried to get a photo for you of all the buzzing going on, but I was surprised at the agressiveness of the fuzzy buggers! A couple of them zoomed out and buzzed my head until I backed off when they thought I was getting a little too close for their comfort. Once this bush does its blooming, usually the hummingbirds are not too far behind. I wonder if I will be waiting for them this year too.

This picture is from 3 years ago, but it is still a favorite despite the graininess, and definitely something good that came to someone who waited.
hummingbird edit

Wait, wait! Don’t go yet! I have something funny to share with you.
My birthday card from my sister:
Comic "relief"

Was that worth waiting for? πŸ˜‰


  1. What a great post! I love the flowers. I must say though , your lilacs are way ahead of Cape Cod. We have no leaves..I did see little tiny flower buds maybe 1/2 inch. Sorry about the disappointing pizza. Love that Unicorn! πŸ™‚

    Comment by trish49 — May 3, 2014 @ 8:20 pm | Reply

    • I don’t know – if you have buds, you might be ahead. I usually start seeing buds pretty early – I hope I’m getting flowers this year!
      Thanks Mom.

      Comment by Karma — May 4, 2014 @ 7:34 am | Reply

  2. Definitely worth waiting for and I am not a good waiter. In any respect. Your spring is late, ours is early. Spring is also worth waiting for. But I am an impatient waiter.

    Comment by Carol — May 3, 2014 @ 8:44 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Carol. I think I’m a pretty good waiter – I guess it depends what I’m waiting for!

      Comment by Karma — May 4, 2014 @ 7:35 am | Reply

  3. LOL! (Laughing at your, ah, spectacular ending.) Love this post, Karma. I don’t remember seeing that hummingbird shot. It’s stunning. I suppose waiting is designed to teach us patience, although I’m not sure what the point of that is other than a message to slow down a bit and enjoy where we’re at because life rushes by so quickly most of the time. We discovered a lilac bush here, and it’s almost finished blooming. The weather is well into summer now. Hot, humid, buggy. I find it strange, and all too fast, while you’re finding it slow, but still, worth waiting for. πŸ™‚

    Comment by Robin — May 3, 2014 @ 9:38 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Robin. I’ve often thought we enjoy a similar sense of humor, so I’m glad you liked my unicorn, lol! I do try to remember not to wish my life away – as anxious as I am for certain things to happen, it is true, it does all go by way too fast.

      Comment by Karma — May 4, 2014 @ 7:37 am | Reply

  4. what a fantastic hummingbird shot! wow!

    Comment by Kate — May 4, 2014 @ 3:51 pm | Reply

  5. I’m not very good at waiting for things to happen when they are long overdue either Karma, (maybe it’s a characteristic our star sign?), but have the “patience of Job” when hoping for something wonderful that has no schedule, such as your cute little hummingbird, appearing at your flowers….that’s really special! πŸ™‚

    Comment by Joanne — May 4, 2014 @ 5:43 pm | Reply

    • Oh you are a Taurus too Joanne? Yes, I think “stubborness” rather than “patience” is the key characteristic of the bull. I can be quite patient waiting for certain things, but I’m certainly impatient when it comes to spring time weather!
      Thank you.

      Comment by Karma — May 4, 2014 @ 8:28 pm | Reply

      • Yes, I am a Taurus, but I impatiently await the winter weather, although I think it may have finally arrived during the last couple of days. πŸ™‚

        Comment by Joanne — May 4, 2014 @ 8:47 pm

  6. I.Hate.Waiting! Only when I’m waiting for something I look forward to….I’ll gladly wait an eternity for the unpleasant things πŸ˜‰
    Spring was late here in TX, too, but summer seems to be right on time!
    I have to say, I’m a bit disappointed by your pizza photo. You’re just showing us the box?? I was hoping to see pizza!! LOL

    Comment by TheDailyClick — May 5, 2014 @ 6:21 am | Reply

    • LOL, I didn’t think to add a shot of waiting for pizza until after dinner! Oops! 😳

      Comment by Karma — May 5, 2014 @ 3:53 pm | Reply

  7. […] of the very few lilacs I seem to have this year are opening up. Remember in this post I lamented not seeing lilac buds yet? I was mistaken. There are very few buds out there to be seen. […]

    Pingback by Slowly but Surely… | Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog — May 11, 2014 @ 8:23 am | Reply

  8. I remember seeing your status on FB about waiting for your daughter. I remember waiting for hours and hours for our kids when they were in school. Since their high school was 17 miles from our house, it was often a looooong wait. I did go to the casino (next to their school) a few times, but that got darn expensive!

    Comment by Kathy — May 18, 2014 @ 8:48 am | Reply

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