|These look much more impressive in real life.|
I figured we needed a little color on the deck to distract from the general white trash feel we have going on back there. It worked! No one's called the HOA on us yet. That's $15 well spent, I say.
And then Larry bought basil plants at the farmers' market and I planted them right away, rather than waiting 2 weeks, as is my wont:
|Incipient pesto, that's what these are...|
Ditto for cherry tomatoes...
|I'm sort of proud of this one - it's grown a lot. I've got the magic touch, all right.|
And look what I picked out at Trader Joe's the day before Mother's Day:
|Happy Mother's Day TO ME|
Larry was with me at the time, so the tulips count as a present. Also, he had picked up flowers elsewhere that morning but hidden them, so he gets extra points for keeping mum (MUM, GET IT?) and letting me purchase even more flowers.
Because I am now so in tune with nature, I managed last night to photograph an actual rainbow:
|You can sort of see it. There, in the center? Look harder.|
Later on there was a colossal lightning storm, but I didn't get any pictures. Mostly because I was too busy running for my car while fearing instant death by a bolt from above. But take my word for it, the pyrotechnics were impressive. And now it's been raining for...what?...3 or 4 days straight, with 2 more days to come, so everyone's making "build an ark" jokes, which I will studiously refrain from because IT'S NOT EVEN FUNNY ANYMORE, PEOPLE.
Yeah, a lot of rain. And tornadoes. And trees falling down. I don't know what happened to the lovely month of May, but I would like it back, please. Thank you.