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It is getting late on the flower clock. Our Crepe Myrtles are starting to bloom. Later than where Kes and Most Honorable live. They buried Diego under theirs and as his favorite color was red ...


A lowly local thistle. Love the wonderful textures here. We have been lucky with the weather so far, no rain of course, which is a bit worrisome, but also not too hot. We’ll get there though ...


August 06, 2023

All Done in Everyday Ramblings

Love the color and the low light here from this morning. We even had enough rain to wet the ground a bit (after I took this shot) for the first time since June. Thursday afternoon I got the em...


Here is my sweet purple basil being engulfed by a healthy interloper plant. I have no idea what the green plant is, but it is thriving. I tried cutting it back, but it is surrounding the basil...


One of the reasons I like to take and share pictures of living plants is that they are imperfect. Sort of like me and my life. I took this earlier today on a tentative jaunt around the neighbo...


On the way back from the garden. Today is the day. We got most of the powdery gray dust off the floors with damp miracle cloths yesterday and started moving the furniture back in to my apartme...


July 23, 2023

First Look in Everyday Ramblings

This was Friday evening. The floors are done. They caulked the baseboards yesterday and tomorrow they paint them. I finally got to see what it all will look like. There is the minor detail of...


No, not me, thank goodness. The young floor installer. They were supposed to be done yesterday but when I went over in the early evening nothing had been done. Just a sliver of the living area...


Here is my happy place soon after sunrise yesterday morning. I had already cut some sweet pea flowers to bring home from the community garden plot before I took this shot. It went on to be the...


Here we are up in the Northern Hemisphere in the dog days of summer. My sweet peas are still flowering but a lot of other stuff is done. We have high fire danger because of super low humidity...


Here’s my meadow from yesterday. It is so cheerful. For my own mental health, it helps me to say that none of the repairs that were done on Fred, my apartment, were due to anything I initiate...


July 04, 2023

Intoxicated in Everyday Ramblings

The gladiolas aren’t quite out yet, but this is a picture from a previous 4th of July. I am kind of over hydrangeas and lilies and in the mood for something singular. I finally have dates. The...


July 02, 2023

High Summer in Everyday Ramblings

The clematis are thriving like the wild sweet peas this year. I was thrilled to see the deep red purple sweet pea flowers unfurling this morning at the garden. My “meadow” is just beginning to...


Not that much going on. It has been hot but not too hot, and dry. At Fred, my home apartment the kitchen cabinets are in and the framing for the counters is on. The place is even more of a me...


I didn’t hear from the property manager for a week and then Friday afternoon I get an email saying that if I want to go ahead with replacing the flooring they need to get a quote and then have...


June 20, 2023

Unexpected in Everyday Ramblings

The cat man himself looming over me this morning. I actually used my birthday 20 lb. weight yesterday doing rows for the Push-Up Club express class. My birthday was nice, very low key and I ...


It is a big year for wild sweet peas in the disturbed areas here. Usually, we see more Queen Anne’s Lace and chicory. I love the light blue of the chicory against the brightness of the sweet p...


I was looking yesterday for the exact date they took the outside wall out (January 31st) to help with a timeline I was preparing yesterday and so started reading my Prosebox posts starting a y...


Fading Dogwood blossoms. Be careful what you ask for. My birthday is coming up the Monday after next. I will have another year left in my 60’s and I plan to make the most of it. Anyway, peopl...


June 06, 2023

But Still... in Everyday Ramblings

The dianthus in my garden plot. It is about three times bigger now that it wintered over. I understand (from the Chelsea Flower Show coverage on Brit Box) that it is super easy to take cutting...


Walking last weekend Mrs. Sherlock blurted out as we went by a rosebush in someone’s front garden that she loved white roses and gathered the blooms to her for a smell. The next day I walked b...


From yesterday. There is a neighborhood here across the river we walk in sometimes. Flat and residential with the most beautiful old trees and four rose gardens at the four corners of the comp...


There is progress happening with my apartment that I affectionately call Fred. Yesterday afternoon they put new outside siding up. There is a wall, albeit an outside wall, but an actual wall b...


Clearly, it is, suddenly, roses on the flower clock. I had the heart procedure yesterday and am here to tell the tale. The news is good, and my brother-in-law, Most Honorable was a most excel...


The columbines in the garden plot in beautiful morning light. The heat has finally broken. It will get warm this afternoon but nothing like what we have been experiencing. It has been odd to ...


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