Well. Apparently all of the photos I take with my cell phone are too large to upload here. That seems odd, but what do I know about the wonderful world of cell phone technology? (Very little).
I wanted to focus on life this week, since I had to focus on death last week. We put in our garden, and I would have liked to share the photos with all of you. Maybe I'll figure it out later and put it into another OT.
We have put in tomatoes (cherries, because slicers are hard to grow in FL), herbs (parsley, sage, rosemary, but no thyme--instead we have a couple types of basil), Okinawa spinach (a new one for me), a couple of kinds of squash (zukes in particular, as we're going to make zucchini noodles out of them!), lemon grass (Prudence the dog loves this, which may become a problem), ginger, and, well, a whole variety of other things. Also six blueberry bushes!
I am the Sweet Potato Mama, as I love to get vibrant new slips off of grocery store potatoes and turn them into plants. A few years ago, before we bought the house, I carefully nurtured a sweet potato slip of particular vitality in a pot all through the winter. That became Mike the Sweet Potato, a plant pet from whom I've gotten a lot of progeny (Son of Mike; Daughter of Mike--both sadly fallen to an ant infestation in the whiskey barrel which was their home). Mike is just awesome; he was down to sticks this winter and I feared I'd lost him, but he is, like June, bustin' out all over! So we have Mighty Mike, who could take a whole garden box up himself, and several slips of what I assume is the same variety as Mike, since they all came from grocery store sweet potatoes.
I just love sweet potatoes. Nutritious and forgiving. They are one of the few things that don't mind the extreme heat of a Florida summer. Not that we've gotten any of that lately. It's still cool in late April--haven't seen that too many times.
Anyways--I'm sorry, guys, that I wasn't able to *show* you my garden. I really wanted to. Apparently any image over 2 MB is verboten. Not sure what's up with that.
Tomorrow morning (Monday, April 19th), I'm getting my second Pfizer shot. I have no idea how it's gonna hit me, so I'm not making any plans for the week. If I have a bad reaction, I'll put a note into this OT to let y'all know I won't be around on Tuesday; hopefully I'll just be sleepy, but here.
Blessings of Spring on all of you!