|Raindrops on Rose Leaves
I'm glad I took this photo before M pruned all the rose bushes, today!
It has been raining all day, today! A slow, drizzle for the most part with occasional showers. The temperatures are in the mid to high 50s (F), which I'd classify as "cold", but, that's just me.
|Lois Lane Mango
Of the three mango seedlings I started from seeds, only Lois Lane is still growing. M had brought it closer to the house, to be under the shelter of the "patio" overhang, to provide a more sheltered area because our night time lows went down to the upper 30s, earlier. We will pot it up later in the spring.
|The Pineapple Plant
M grew this pineapple plant from the top of a pineapple and it is getting a daughter plant, as well! The leaves got damaged when it got really cold one night, but, the plant seems to be doing okay.
|The Apple Seedling
The apple seedling lost most of its leaves, but, it has not been disturbed since I placed the stones around it. Maybe it will grow into a big tree, one day.
|The Avocado Tree
The avocado tree is growing well and seems to have escaped damage from the cold nights.
|Snow Pea Seedlings
The snow pea seedlings are coming along nicely. I will need to figure out some sort of trellis for them, before long. M said the tops of his snow pea seedlings and a couple of other vegetable seedlings he's growing have all been eaten by something! I offered him more snow pea seedlings to replace the ones that got eaten.
The self-seeded broccoli plants at the other end of this planting bed are growing, too:
I spent a good part of the day watching the continuation of the selection of the Speaker of the House of Representatives. It was adjourned twice, today, and will reconvene tomorrow! I am fascinated by the proceedings and enjoyed watching it. I will be watching it, tomorrow, too.
While I watched the proceedings, I did a bit of mending for M, did a load of laundry, and, during one of the roll calls, brought in the empty trash can and the recycling bin (trash collection was delayed by one day because Monday was a holiday).
M arrived to tend to the garden in the morning. He pruned the roses, today, and planted the two native plants he brought me as a Christmas gift. We planted them in the front garden and I hope they will do well there.
Daughter and I had leftovers (soup and pasta) for brunch. In the evening, I made thin pancakes for tea. Daughter ate some with Nutella and bananas and some with sugar and lemon juice; I ate mine with sugar and lemon juice.
Later, I chatted with friend R and texted with friend A's older daughter.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Rain for the garden
- M helping with the garden
- Working appliances
- Regular, weekly trash pick up
- Being able to watch history as it takes place
Today's joyful activity was watching the process of selecting the next Speaker of the House.
Tomorrow is supposed to be another rainy day! We have planned to bake some love cake, but, I shall wait and see if daughter feels up to it.
How was your Wednesday? What are your plans for Thursday?