I just love to walk in the kitchen and be greeted by this couple that holds my silverware. They are such a sweet sight that I always smile.
Then I had cereal and iced coffee. The last couple of days I’ve been adding about a tablespoon of protein powder to my iced coffee when I blend it. It gives it a little thickness that I kind of like.
Charlie had already been outside earlier. But after my iced coffee I went out with him to check out what was happening on the patio.
I am always so surprised at how fast things grow. You can see a bit of Jade there and the blue raised garden, so lush and green.
The wild vine growing on the fence will probably be purple morning glories. They come up everywhere. I have to pull some up or they’d be pushing out the other plants.
Here’s a different view. From the alley side forward. I’ve been going out and watering several times a day and my sweet potato vine seems less stressed. One of you mentioned doing that.
Jade is so pretty. Getting more beautiful by the day. What an unusual and hardy little tree.
And above is yet a different viewpoint.
It’s almost a jungle out there. I snip and clip every few days, and then it’s time to do it all over again before I know it. Maybe two or three days later. If I wait longer than that the vines are growing all over the cement.
This is the first time I’ve grown eucalyptus. I love the texture of it and the shade of green of the leaves.
There are so many different shades of green in nature. Green is such a peaceful and tranquil color.
Sometimes when I’m feeling low, all I have to do is walk out here and take in all of this. The flowers and herbs and vines and Jade of course.
I am not fertilizing my plants. I just let Mother Nature do her thing.
I regularly tend to them and give them lots of love. And that seems to be enough on my end.
Some of my house plants are spending the summer in a shady corner on my patio. The only bit of shade I have out there now that they’ve cut those two big trees down.
The other house plants are basking here in the window of my bedroom. And a couple more are in my living room.
Those red faux berry stems are still in the vintage mail box. I put them there before Christmas last year. And here it is June.
I like the contrast of the red against the sage green. What does it really matter if it’s a bit Christmas-y? Those kinds of things don’t matter to me.
Last night I started reading “How Far She’s Come” by Holly Brown.
I read one of her books a few months ago. It was “This Is Not Over.” Maybe you recall my review of it. It was about two women fighting one another on social media. I loved that book.
This book, “How Far She’s Come” is also a psychological thriller. Holly Brown is a therapist, so she knows her subject matter well.
A blurb from Amazon.com…
Twenty-four-year-old Cheyenne Florian has just received her dream job offer. On the strength of a few vlogs, she’s recruited to be the new correspondent on the recently hatched Independent News Network, INN.
With the slogan “Because independent thinking is the only way out,” INN has branded itself as innovative. Yet once Cheyenne joins the INN team, she finds age-old dynamics in play. Some of the female staff resent her meteoric rise, while a number of the men are only too happy to welcome her.
Then there’s the diary left for her anonymously, written in 1991 by a female broadcaster named Elyse Rohrbach. The mysterious diary is accompanied by a note, urging Cheyenne to learn from the past. She wants to believe it’s intended as inspiration and friendly advice, or at most, a warning.
But as disturbing—and increasingly dangerous—parallels begin to emerge, she starts to wonder if something more sinister is at work.
How is your garden (if you have one)? And what are you reading (if you’re currently reading a book?)