When the great Pines fell to tiny insects that laughed at their great size, we took the dead trees down. This left areas that my neighbors once enjoyed, very drab.
This year I was determined to make a tiny difference in their view. Then my neighbor got ill and it seemed even more important. She is well after a surgery during COVID. And this is her little garden that I hope she can enjoy from her patio and kitchen:
It includes tall grasses, echinacea and finally, cosmos that is blooming! I babied that cosmos. I covered it as seedlings. I ‘ve watered and watered and now, finally it is beginning to bloom .
I added the little flag with the old truck on it, as it was left in our crawlspace and my neighbor sells old cars.
So while I can barely see the garden through our growing replacement pines, I do go over and look at it daily from her side and I tend to it.
I have begun my second market bag. This bag is getting 100% of my attention this afternoon. Well, that is with my Cubbies playing in the background. This one is twice the cast on number of the last one, and I think it will be great. So that’s a tiny plan and it better be a good one.
When the cosmos begin to bloom, they are like magic in a shaken globe. They changed daily and they go on and on. 99 cents folks. 99cents for a packet.
Oh speaking of seeds, I have a new catalogue that P . Allen Smith was informing us of: Gilbert H. Wild and Sons. They have many cool cool peonies and other gorgeous plants like lilies, if you wish. Tiny fun….that I usually don’t do until Winter.
A bottle of red and a bottle of white ………our little Billy Joel song come to life on the deck. We had a couple over that is dear to us. Social distanced, Masked. Used our own utensils etc. It was do able! Their daughter was born with part of an arm. She is so beautiful. It is amazing to hear the things people say to her! Some bartend asked if he could take a photo with her. She asked why? She is just beautiful.
He said, Because you only have one arm. The owner overheard him, fired him on the spot and gave her a round of drinks. She’s 30. This has happened her whole life. Her parents raised her to be anything she wishes. But , someone needs to have raised a man that will never notice her birth defect. I think he’s out there.
My prickly pear cactus are in the ground. I want them to take. They were free from my goat neighbor. She really appreciated the clover. She left me a text saying she will be out but I can give her goats more clover anytime and drive right up to the fence. I will make fireman do the driving as You know I can get that truck stuck just looking at it!
Finally, the very small fun we had yesterday was with Al’s boyfriend Will. He works for the Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball team and was told part of his job now is to be the pretend fan in a crowd. He’s there smack in the middles wearing his orange THUNDER shirt. We watched and watched for him on Television, but something was amiss in the control room. We are calling him famous anyhow. Just a tiny bit famous…but still
Hope you can catch the splashdown today of the astronauts. I have tiny cool memories of the capsules that are at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry! Campers are scheduled to watch the event. But first, we ride our bicycles….