Ok, it’s been 3 months or so since I updated the blog; maybe I should begin again. I’ve had brain blight; in other words recurrence of depression. When it happens I usually crawl into my protective shell and live in my own little world until I feel like poking my head out. As an analogy, […]
I took the DSLR with me on my walk yesterday instead of the point and shoot, because the p&s only has a small memory card and I fill it quickly. I didn’t realize so many roses and wildflowers were blooming or I would have brought my macro lens instead of the 18-200. It was hard […]
It’s been a wonderful spring day. Saw and heard lots of mockingbirds during my morning walk. Flowers are increasing exponentially every day lately.
Last week my optometrist told me I have a cataract taking hold in my left eye, and she said it is a normal part of aging, but I don’t like it! I […]
“How strange! Some kid has been sticking their orange M&Ms in an old seed pod. What a perfect waste of chocolate.” These were my thoughts as I bent to collect the pod on the sidewalk. “No, not M&Ms. Tiny alien creatures camouflaged in a hostile environment, biding their time until their fearless leader sounds the […]
It was hot last night and the long unremembered scent of mimosa assailed my nostrils, returning me to childhood, to a time when these pink bottle-brush blossoms carpeted the the neighborhoods of South Oak Cliff, to a time before cigarettes, alcohol, broken relationships, and all the other burdens of growing up had not yet spun […]
This is “Gertrude Jekyll”, an old English rose from David Austin, one of the latest additions to our back yard. It smells wonderful! I’m posting this for the oh, so creative Hanna to help her celebrate the fourth birthday of her blog. I know she loves pink!
This is one of two okra seedlings I planted yesterday. One of my personal goals this year is grow something I can eat. This is harder than it may sound as I have a tendency to inadvertently kill most things that I plant. I also planted an Italian flat-leaf parsley plant. I am hoping at […]
The groundhog saw his shadow in Pennsylvania today which means 6 more weeks of winter. Here in North Texas, though, there are signs of spring like this tiny blue flower, called speedwell, which is blooming among the debris of old leaves and dead grass clippings. I hope spring is speeding towards us, as I am […]