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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