I haven’t posted since last Friday?!!? It’s amazing how FAST the days are going! I’ll show you the photo submissions first, then do a catch up on how I’ve been spending my time.
Imagine seeing THIS(!) peeking over your doorframe?!!! Eek! Look what Ivana texted me yesterday at 7am!
Ewwwwww, that hand Talk about “ET phone home!!“
Right around the time she texted me, I was in the garden where 15 minutes earlier, it was very close to sun up:
Red morning skies supposedly predict unsettled weather and that was definitely true yesterday: clouds rolled in by mid afternoon with rain that was steady and lingering. But that’s okay, because everything looks healthy and very, very green:
This is the third spring/summer I’ve spent here and so far it’s been the lushest. Even the oyster plants have lost their brown and brittle edges. Some have begun blooming:
(I’m feeling a need to break into the narrative and explain something.)
Ordinarily, I don’t combine “updates” with weekly photo challenges–it confuses the tagging and categories and makes for wierd reading–but this time I’ve got a good reason! Yesterday, my laptop developed serious issues: error messages, screen freezes, peripherals not working…you name it, it’s all going wrong! Right now, it seems reasonably stable so I’ll.continue….
Take a look at this:
This Almond Bush started as a medium sized (18″ tall) cutting in spring, 2011! After two heavy prunings, it STILL measures over 5 ft high with an early morning scent that’s almost overwhelming! In this climate, it grows (and flowers) throughout the year, so it’s hard to find a “right” time to cut it back–I hate sacrificing the blooms!
Another topic I’d like to mention is blog awards. Recently, two bloggers I greatly admire have passed awards my way. The first was from Laura at Serendipity: the second from Laurie at A Taste of Morning. I’m unbelievably honored to have women with the qualities they possess reading what I write, but recommending me to their readers via award nominations? That goes waaaayyyyy beyond anything I EVER considered! Please understand, ladies, how grateful I am, but after much thought, I’ve decided upon an award free blog. Your “likes” and comments are the best awards I could ever receive!!
Until next time……
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