We are staying at an Airbnb in Puerto Rico and spending most of our time on the terrace, gazing out at the hills and, in the distance, the ocean. Sitting on the corner wall of the terrace is a tiny garden of 3 succulents. I’ve stayed in several Airbnbs and seen little fake succulents asRead more about Tiny Garden[…]
A chameleon (or two) runs around the patio of our Airbnb condo in Puerto Rico. I caught it trying to sneak into the house last night. When i wasn’t looking, at breakfast, it climbed up on my glass to take a drink of juice. What a rascal! Our very own minds are rascals too. Self-criticalRead more about Chameleon Camouflage[…]
Last summer’s petunias are blooming in one of the flowerpots i brought in from the front step in October. The by-then leggy petunias continued to hang over the edges of the pot for a couple of months, then gradually turned brown. I was careful not to pull the plant out by the roots, but simplyRead more about Last Summer’s Petunias[…]
This day had a difficult birth. Rain pelting. Wind blowing. Now that the sun has risen behind gray clouds, the rain has calmed, although tree branches still dance in the wind. Blue sky peeps through fast-moving clouds. All is in flux. This breath. This movement of the eyes. These hands. Nothing is fixed.
Today i picked my first red raspberries and purple peapods. Here comes summer! Fresh off the bush, fresh off the vine. Summer tastes great. I planted peas in mid-April. I staked them up in June, adding a picket of bamboo stakes to support the vines growing up, up, up. I defended them from voles, andRead more about Summer Harvest Begins[…]