May 18 – Summer Mornings
The weekend started well. Friday morning I woke up early, watered my new flowers, and sat on the balcony with an iced coffee to contemplate life.
May 19 – Explorations
Saturday we explored our town. We went to the library. We browsed downtown shops. We ate at a new-to-us local restaurant. We tried out a few new thrift stores. The day ended with Louie, a Springfield Cardinals cupcake. Louie was a delicious blend of red velvet and french vanilla cake marbled together in one great cupcake. (The cupcake was named by the cupcake shop, but had I named my cupcake before eating it that would have been perfectly acceptable.)
May 20 – The Garden Experiment – Take Two
My balcony garden is expanding. In the past week it has gone from a lonely balcony weasel named Lil’ Weezy to a plant-filled oasis of flowers, peppermint, tomatoes, jalapenos, cantelope and a humming bird feeder. Let’s hope it fairs better than last year’s balcony garden. I tried growing the same number of plants and ended the summer having had two small strawberries.
Any gardening tips and tricks would be greatly appreciated.
(If your tip goes something like, “Keep scissors away from your plants,” I’m aware. I used them to open the bag of potting soil.)