Saturday, July 21, 2018

Oregano flowers at the home of Hannah and Julie

Morning I spent well at the Toastmasters "MELE" training in Kent.
In the afternoon I went to Hannah and Julie's and we car pooled with Jenn to Adela's home in Tacoma for a barbeque.
These oregano flowers we popular with the bees!

Mint flowers

I love growing mint. The leaves are so tasty and fragrant, and the flowers are nice

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Blackberries

BLACKBERRIES: so tasty! So invasive! They're like a crazy friend or family member who won't respect boundaries but you can never quit them.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

In Uncertain Times, Take Care To Enjoy Flowers

WE LIVE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES: when the occupant of the Oval Office openly supports the head of a foreign army whose intelligence unit invaded the files of state governments among others, we naturally feel a little stressed because our elected representatives are not doing their duty by impeaching the traitor.
(A foreign army invading a state government building is an act of war, and giving aid to this is an act of treason under federal statute.) In this difficult time it is important to maintain our morale and health by enjoying beauty daily: cats, flowers, whatever moves you. This is a long road and as we push our elected representatives to do the right thing, we also must keep our health. Enjoy!

Monday, July 16, 2018

LIFE HACK: Set Out Clothes

LIFE HACK: Every night, set out the clothes you're wearing the next day.
That way, in the morning you'll know where to find your cat.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

What Is It?

What is it?
When we planted the herb garden 5 or more years ago, I was told it's an herb but I have no idea.
Flowers are yellow, foliage a dusty bluegreen.
When I post this on Facebook, my friends made suggestions from Tansy to Yarrow but no one was quite sure.
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My weekend was prosaic enough. Friday I cleaned, Saturday I went to the gym, then helped someone through the Time Bank, then slept through the heat at home. Sunday I drove about thinking how nice it would be to have my bicycle in condition - I could do my shopping with it, although I'd have to plan carefully and take several trips, it would still be pleasant. I dropped donations off at Mary's Place, returned the most recent season of Game Of Thrones to the library, dropped off about 4 boxes of books at the VA hospital (ok, the bike would be no help there!), then did my grocery shopping and a little cooking for the week.
Slide in a little gardening, writing, preparing for Toastmasters and playing with the cats, and that's the day!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Line Drying!

If you've never line-dried your clothes, you're missing a treat! That fresh-and-breezy smell your dryer sheets or other additives try for cannot compare to the real thing.
There are of course environmental and economic benefits to line drying; also the rhythm of putting up and taking down is meditative. Finally, I plant mint around my line for an extra burst of delight. Try it!