I got up this morning to find that it was sixty-seven degrees on my back porch. It was delightful, shocking, delicious, and lovely. So of course I had no excuse whatsoever not to take a walk and I did. It had warmed up considerably by the time I got home and I was sweaty and tired but I didn't feel like I might die which is a huge improvement.
While I was walking I finally took a picture of part of No Man Lord's yard and I felt sort of slimy. I'm sorry, y'all. I just hate the thought of him feeling that I'm invading his privacy. But this isn't the part of the yard where he has his camper and his fireplace and his chairs. It's off to the side. It looks to me like he's doing another cross building thing. Crosses are a theme for him.
"Same thing Harvey's always got going on," she said. I nodded my head in understanding.
I watered the garden today and can't wait to see the little tiny sprouts coming up. I am impatient! All of the greens look like miniature ears when they break ground and the carrots look like little hairs, almost invisible at first. I have no idea what an artichoke plant looks like as a fetus, but I sure am hoping to find out.
This afternoon I decided to get out the loppers and garden cart and trim up the Canary Island date palms out front. That was miserable and I didn't do a good job. I actually have no idea how you're supposed to trim a Canary Island date palm but honestly- if they both died tomorrow, I would not cry.
I also did some weeding around them. There is so much yard work I've neglected this summer but it's still too hot for me to work much more than an hour at a time. As my husband says, we just have to go about things at our own pace now.
I watered the porch plants and then I came in and did a few things around here. Not a bad day in Lloyd, really.
I got a text from a woman I've never met but we've been what I would call friends, nonetheless, for many years. We met through blogging. Some years ago she married the love of her life and they have desperately wanted to have a baby but have had fertility issues and her text to me today was, "Guess what?"
I answered, "NO! Really?!"
And yes, she is pregnant. I am so incredibly happy for her. It's funny, a woman I know here has had a similar story of wanting a child so badly and seemingly not being able to have one. Just a few weeks ago though, she gave birth to a darling baby girl and that has made me think of my other friend and wonder how her journey was going.
And now I know. Heartbreak to joy for both of these women and their babies are the luckiest babies. To have been so longed for...
I am thrilled for them both.
Okay. Two flower pictures.
Four O'clocks. To me they look like fairy-tale flowers.
Blue Sky vine, growing on the front fence.
All right. Those egg roll vegetables are not going to wok and wrap themselves and the tofu is surely pressed enough by now.