This morning I realized I was going to have to move pots due to the heat. I had to move my Jade tree behind the settee because the leaves were getting burned.
I also moved a few other plants and am eyeing the big pots I have gathered in the middle of the patio. I don’t know as they’ll make it another month with this heat if I don’t give them some relief from the sun.
It’s disappointing to think how much time and energy you spend on your plants only to get to June and have such heat that your plants look like they might not make it past mid-summer.
It is getting worse each year. It’s getting earlier in the day that my plants start to wilt mid-morning. I’m just not sure what to do.
And I’m not sure what to do about Charlie boy either. Whether to continue his acupuncture treatments or try something else.
Charlie now has a hard time going up the doggy steps and often I pick him up and lift him up to the couch or bed.
Ivy’s just over a year old and has plenty of energy. Her latest intrigue is shadows, as I’ve mentioned.
She will get in my closet and climb up on plastic storage boxes and swat at my shirts hanging on the rod. Once she swats at them of course they start moving back and forth, which creates moving shadows on the wall.
So then she bats at the offending shirts and pulls them off the hangers.
If you want Ivy’s attention all you have to do is cast a shadow of some sort on the wall and she’s in shadow heaven.
Here is a pic I came across on my computer. Back before I knew her when she was called Allie.
She is so tiny! And she grew in leaps and bounds from the time she came to live here in October. That little curled up kitten can now stretch up to the kitchen counter.
Last night I went out to the patio and picked one of my sweet peppers. Then I made a veggie burger in my electric skillet. I piled the bun high with the somewhat tasteless tomatoes, pickles and sliced pepper.
I’ve never had sliced pepper on a burger before, but it was actually pretty good.
I watched a few more episodes of Netflix’s Bloodline last night. It isn’t quite as interesting with Danny gone.
This is the most outstanding performance I’ve seen Kyle Chandler (John) give to a role. I don’t recall ever seeing Danny (Ben Mendolsohn) in anything before, but his performance is just as good if not better.
Watching this show just goes to prove that people are capable of things they would never have thought themselves capable of.
Who thinks they’re capable of murder? But under the right circumstances, I suppose everyone is. Whether in anger or self-preservation or both, a person can find themselves in situations so dire that I suppose it is a possibility.
Sissy Spacek’s role as the mother proves that the dutiful matriarch made some very bad choices. As in when she told a young Danny to take Sarah away so she could be alone.
And Danny, trying to protect Sarah from the adults, takes her out on the boat and she ends up drowning.
Meg is the good girl who became an attorney and then went back home to help her mom and dad with the business. But it’s obvious that the role she felt duty bound to take on is stifling to her.
She tries to settle down with Marco but finds herself self-sabotaging the relationship because it is just too expected and too normal.
And though Meg wants to remain her parents “good girl”, really what she wants to do is spice her life up. As in when she had an affair while engaged to Marco.
And of course Robert, the patriarch of the family, had lots of secrets too. He really had no place judging Danny, who he turned into a scapegoat for all that went wrong in their lives.
The well-meaning youngest brother Kevin finds his business going under. He ends up resorting to behavior he judged Danny for. Because he feels backed into a corner and doesn’t know what else to do.
Just the right circumstances can occur and the proverbial pot can boil over. This is a great show!