|"Just Add Water": Lantana (foreground), Euryops (background)|
It's not yet time to take the monthly photos of the front yard, but, I just had to take this photo to show how quickly the lantana bushes and the euryops have responded to the rain we've received! And, although they are too small to be seen in this photo, osteospermum seedlings are popping up just about everywhere I look! If even half of them survive and grow, I'll have an osteospermum front "lawn"!
The aloe flower stalks are still growing, with the individual bracts separating; there will be orange-colored flowers emerging from those bracts before long.
|Aloe Flower Stalks|
We had a partly sunny day, today. There is a break in the rain for a few days before the next band of rain storms arrive on Saturday.
I did a load of laundry and cleared the kitchen counters, in the morning, today, before my daughter's zoom meetings started.
|Newly Planted Snow Pea Seedlings|
Then, when M arrived to tend to the garden, we planted another six pack or so of snow pea seedlings in the back garden and put up some wire mesh around the planting bed to keep the neighbor's chicken out! I need to figure out some sort of trellis for the plants to climb up. M said he might have some bamboo poles he could give me. If not, I'll make something with branches from the garden. I think I should dignify this planting bed with some edging stones, don't you?
We also planted about six pea seedlings in the front garden, to go up the lattice panels along the walkway. If they grow, they will be done producing by the time the summer sun gets hot.
M said that something had eaten all his snow pea seedlings and some other seedlings he had started, so I gave him another dozen or so pea seedlings, as I have more than enough! I also gave M a can of the coconut milk I had bought last week, some curry leaves, and my chicken curry recipe as he wants to try making a curry. I had given him some curry powder and chili powder, earlier.
I spent a relaxed afternoon, replying to blog comments, reading a few blogs and commenting on them, etc.
Later, after watching the evening news, I cooked the dinner - spicy sauteed potatoes, curried sauteed green beans, and garbanzo beans (or chick peas as they are also called). There is leftover rice, so I didn't have to cook more rice. I also didn't make the cucumber salad that I had listed on the meal plan - I will make that another day. Brunch had been peanut butter toast.
Today, I am grateful for:
- A break in the weather before the next rain storm arrives
- M helping me with the garden
- Working appliances
- Flowers and new seedlings coming up
- Not needing to water the garden!
Today's joyful activity was gardening and planting more of the pea seedlings with M.
Plans for tomorrow include tidying the family room (didn't do it, today).
How was your Wednesday? What are your plans for Thursday?