I am very happy to report to the very few of you who are still occasionally checking in here that I am, in fact, feeling pretty darned good these past couple of days — all things considered. Yes, I still have cancer. But, despite a rather unpleasant dehydration episode a few days ago that wound me up in the ER being pumped full of fluids, I’m doing pretty great now. Yay!
As evidence of just how fine I’m doing, I made banana bread this morning and that’s in the oven baking right now. It’s been many many years since I made banana bread. I hope it turns out.
Also, I took a bunch of pictures to document how nicely the garden is coming along this year. Also a few pictures of the inside of the house to show off our relatively recent redecoration effort. And the deck. To show off our new patio set, which is truly magnificent — as patio sets go. So, here we go!
New position for sofa and new artwork over the fireplace.
The new entertainment center with the new monster tv.
Looking towards the dining room and entry from the living room.
A view of the front door.
Another view of the patio furniture.
Outside the front door, I’ve got this Solomon’s Seal growing. Cool plant. The vine is jessamine — it’s never bloomed for me since I planted it about 8 or 9 years ago. At the base is a plain green hosta.
These hostas are only part way open they’ll completely cover the mulch when the come all the way open.
This is the super monster host. This thing will be about 3 feet tall and 3 feet in diameter when it’s completely up and open.
As usual, I have 4 earth boxes set up. One has nothing but peas, another has 3 kinds of pepper, the third has two kinds of tomato, and the fourth has an eggplant and 4 butternut squash vines. The squash is an experiment.
This earth box has peas planted in it. It’s looking like they’ll do well. I hope so! There’s nothing as good as fresh green peas.
The yellow flowers are called “Leopard’s Bane”.
The wire frames are set up to support the sweet peas I have planted at the base of them. I hope it works out as nicely as I envision it.
Two very comfortable chairs, a loveseat, and a coffee table. There are maple seeds all over everything.
One view of the back garden.
I forget the names of these flowers.
Here’s a new clematis I planted this spring. Pretty color.
The umbrella has little solar powered lights along the ribs and in a central light at top.
The view out the front door.
The view from the deck. The azaleas are blooming quite nicely.
Strider ignoring me.