Monday, 25 September 2017

purple surprise

I missed my planned weekend entry, but here is something around a week since last post!  Amazing!

This petunia was a happy surprise.  I planted the parsley next to it five weeks ago, no petunia at all then.  When watering on Saturday morning ahead of the heat, I saw a plant.  Today it is blooming.  I think it must have been from seeds dropped last year or possibly the year before.  Never mind, it is a bright spot among the green herbs.

Miss M and her older sister gave me six pots of herbs for my birthday five weeks ago and they are all doing well.

Spring has sprung here although the weekend seemed to have shifted gear straight to summer with two very hot days and a dry wind.  Off came the winter clothes.  Today I have sandals on, a long but light skirt and a short sleeved cotton shirt.

I have been knitting in the sun most mornings for an hour or so.  The everlasting ten stitch blanket is slowly growing.  However even that changed over the weekend.  I went outside in late afternoon to sit in the shade with the sea breeze blowing.  Last week I was spreading the blanket over my lap and tucking the edges in to enjoy its warmth.  Now I have the bulk of the blanket resting on the balcony table as I knit.

I have had lots of aches and arthritis pains.  I don't know if the heat has helped but there is not a twinge now in my right kneecap or my shoulders.  However, today my right thumb cannot be bent and the middle finger on the same hand is painful.  Still, better that than the knees or shoulders.  Just strange how the pain went, but I will take it.

Miss M turns 13 in two days time, still  healthy and a sassy young teenager.

This poor photo is of lemon thyme, also a gift from the two granddaughters.  I should have replaced battery in my Fuji and used the macro lens.  iPhone photos are great for skies and food, not so good for close ups of tiny flowers.  This also was planted five weeks ago and is blooming.  I want leaves not flowers so I snipped these off and gave the plant a good dring.  The breeze here is very drying up afew floors.

So dry has it been that my spare room door is opening and closing as it should with no force needed.  When we have rain, it expands and is very difficult to open.

Must go.  I spilt some coffee on the kitchen floor and the spill reinforced the fact that it needs a wash.  As knee is fine just now, I will take the opportunity to do it.

1 comment:

2paw said...

I long to be someone who grows herbs, an excellent gift by the way, but I kill them with either kindness or neglect. Such a pretty flower. And the thyme too. It has been much armer here too, though I only wore jeans once in the daytime all Winter. Glad your twinges have moved to a more convenient place!!w