Good morning Folks ~ Here it is Tuesday morning. For the time being, I no longer have a job. My last day of work was the 18th. This sure takes time getting used to, but I am thankful for this time to reflect, recuperate (from cold and ribs), and to putter. (I’ll let you know ‘if’ I hear from the lady who took my name and number for possible two days of work a week.) For now I am enjoying being home.
Thanks again for all of your well-wishes and prayers as to the cold and ribs. Cough is just about gone, and the ribs are doing better. I was out doing some ‘light’ stuff yesterday morning and my rib cage let me know when it was time to stop, and I did.
My friends who gave me the cement planters came over here after they got off work on Saturday and John unloaded the planters from my van. (He didn’t like me having to cart them around.) He put the two larger ones in place, and the third one I didn’t know where I wanted just yet, so it’s ‘waiting’.
thought hoped I could move this myself with this dolly, HA! I have to wait for some man power, unless I think of a way to roll this over to the chosen spot.
I’ve been ‘puttering’ mostly in the mornings as it’s been hot and humid already down here in s.e. FL.
To putter = occupy oneself in a desultory but pleasant manner, doing a number of small tasks or not concentrating on anything particular.
I’ve been moving potted plants to areas where they will get some sun and shade, as the sun moving overhead scorches and dries pots out. This will be easier for me to take care of also.
The next two photos are from inside the little porch, which is our main entry into cottage. This is looking south towards the front patios and 5 lane road out front.
This is looking north. Still more tweaking to do on this side. The galvanized bucket catches the water from the a.c. I use the water to water plants. You’d be amazed at how much water comes out of the a.c.
I moved the little lion’s head fountain from the ‘cat-rium’ at the back of the cottage to this area and it is very comforting to say the least. Hearing the sound is so nice. You can see that I’ve got trim to replace around the a.c. yet. All in good time. I don’t like the gray of the fountain, so that’s an upcoming project.
This is Maranta leucoreura, otherwise known as a prayer plant, as it closes up its’ leaves at night. I love the colorings of this particular one. So right for Plum Cottage.
Both of the roses below are unknown as there were no name tags with them.
I guess that is it for now. I’ve got some errands to do this morning, and my stomach is letting me know it is hungry.
Have a great day wherever you are, whatever you are doing. Count your blessings.
Plant on a whim.
Lay the footpath where your heart says it should be.
Change things because you feel like it.
Garden for the love of it.
Here is a you-tube video you might enjoy.