Well, I shan’t bother with tedious explanations and empty apologies. After all, I am not the only one with a piled-high plate. And at least my “plate” is not burning…
Things tick along pretty much as usual.Which means I spend a fair slice of time watering (sparingly!) the parts of the gardens that are screaming for moisture. Sometimes, I’m rewarded with flowers and fruit. Most times, not!
Carissa fruit. I can’t make jam from one so I’ll leave it for the birds!
And we had a visitor from foreign lands* so we were out and about, taking in a beach or three and seeing the sights. I had a camera.
There are water towers and grain silos in various spots around the country which have been painted by local artists. Googling “painted silos”will take you to many more.
We had a brief thunder storm last week.Not much rain, but WOW! The vegetation went va-va-voom! Tomato seedlings apparently swallowed some steroids, shot up , flowered and have now set fruit. And some of the things I’d thought unlikely to survive the heat have also turned the corner, away from the die-and-be-composted list. Small steps…
Overnight, one of the Royal Palms hurled a spent frond from about 30′ high and it missed some orchids by millimetres.(See, I can do bi-lingual measurements!) It’ll need both of us to get the brute out of the jungle.I guess we have to start another heap…sigh
I try to avoid political references. Not easy, when we are run by idiots!
But whatever muddle the world is in I look to natural beauty and humour for solace.
So I’ll get on with my list of “things-to-do” and leave you with something uplifting
*The “foreign lands” mentioned above included Israel and a visit to Palestine. Accompanied by unsmiling soldiers with Uzis at the ready.