|Double Colored Rose|
It rained all last night. It stopped around 10:00 a.m. and there was short break. I was thinking I probably shouldn't have rescheduled my medical appointment, but then, wondered if it might rain in the afternoon. I went out to collect my mail from the mailbox around noon and there was a misty fine drizzle. Cousin P called after that, and we chatted a bit. Then, I went out to the back garden to take some photos of the garden, after the rain, and it was starting to drizzle more heavily. It started raining, again, shortly after that! I guess I did the right thing, rescheduling today's appointment. At the time of typing this post (1:20 p.m.), it is not raining heavily, but, afternoon storms are in the forecast.
The garden is looking a bit sodden, but, the plants are enjoying all the rain.
This is the new peach tree that was planted last week:
|New Peach Tree|
|Label on the tree|
Through the bare branches of the new peach tree, one can see the orange tree:
Under the orange tree, the really, really old (way past Best Planted By dates) vegetable seeds friend M and I planted (well, he did all the work; I just looked on and chatted to him!) are starting to sprout!
Finally, near the orange tree, this clump of crocosmia is starting to flower!
This is a photo I took when I came home after grocery shopping, yesterday:
|Sheltering from the Rain|
|Ginger, Snowball, and Tigra (their mother)|
My pressure, this morning, was slightly elevated, so I took the morning medication. My sugar was very low, well below the low number on the recommended guidelines for fasting, so, I drank 4 oz. orange juice and a cup of tea. The next time I go to the clinic, I will take my blood sugar meter with me to see if it is accurate. I was going to have a banana for breakfast, but then, I wasn't hungry and I thought it might be too much with the orange juice.
Lunch, eaten a bit later than planned, was a salad with canned tuna for protein (Dancer had some tuna, too!)
Yes, I went ahead and added some of the croutons, too (6 pieces, which I thought would be the equivalent of a slice of bread). I was told to reduce my carbs but wasn't told to go without it, entirely.
Dinner will probably be some of the beef steak with carrots and green beans that I will cook, later in the evening.
Today, I am grateful for:
- The rain for the garden
- Roses in mid-January
- The promise of a new peach tree
- Oranges on the orange tree
- Little seedlings
It is almost 3:00 p.m., now and so far, I haven't done anything, other than take photos of the garden and confirm Dancer's appointment with the vet for tomorrow evening! The house feels cold because I opened the bathroom window to air out the place. I am wearing sweatpants, socks, a short sleeved blouse, a sweater, and a cardigan over that! I hope that I can get to my To Do List, later this evening!
Maybe I'll post an update, later.
How is your day going? How is your garden in mid-January?