In Winter, when the trees are bare,
We mortals don our winter wear.
In Spring, when trees begin to dress,
We mortals then start wearing less,
Until, for some, with Summer's heat
The role reversal is complete.
- JUST BLOOMED TODAY
- GARDEN UPDATE
- GARDENING WITHOUT TAN LINES
- GARDEN GIGGLE
It's 3:15 pm here on the West Coast and 96F outside, with the winds starting to pick up. Nearly every day we are blessed with the breezes that come up and cool everybody off a bit. They usually appear between 2 and 4 pm and are greatly appreciated.
People sure have a misconception of the desert. Many think it is barren, people do not have grass or flowers. Well, duh, obviously we do. And we aren't the only ones.
The desert here is incredibly fertile and plenty. There are extreme seasons to deal with, weather that can be unforgiving, but there are trade-offs...like incredible sunsets, sunrises, and sprawling vistas. We are surrounded by mountains 360 degrees here, so we are privy to stunning views other cities pay premium for. We still have a sky full of twinkling stars at night, unobstructed by city lights. Our wildlife is abounding. There are still empty spaces of land readily available.
After all, gardening truly is what you put into it, not where you do it. That's the wonderful thing about gardening, a great deal of it is immediate results and the other teaches us good things are worth waiting for. "For those who sow a seed in sod, and wait for growth, believe in God."
GARDENING WITHOUT TAN LINES
Editor's Note: This article is presented tongue-in-cheek...oops, pardon the pun...ok, just the bare facts...ooh, not good, um ok, it's an expose', well, a raw report...oh, I give up.
Well, I don't quite know how it happened but somehow I missed it...WNGD...World Naked Gardening Day was May 5 this year. And, I missed it.
|Please appreciate the strategically placed watering can|
One day in the Garden of Eden, Eve calls out to God, "Lord, I have a problem!" "What's the problem, Eve?" "Lord, I know you created me and provided this beautiful garden and all of these wonderful animals and that hilarious comedic snake, but I'm just not happy." "Why is that, Eve?" came the reply from above. "Lord, I am lonely, and I'm sick to death of apples." "Well, Eve, in that case, I have a solution. I shall create a man for you." "What's a man, Lord?" "This man will be a flawed creature, with many bad traits. He'll lie, cheat, and be vain and glorious; all in all, he'll give you a hard time. But...he'll be bigger, faster, and will like to hunt and kill things. He will look silly when he's aroused, but since you've been complaining, I'll create him in such a way that he will satisfy your physical needs. He will be witless and will revel in childish things like fighting and kicking a ball about. He won't be too smart, so he'll also need your advice to think properly." "Sounds great," says Eve, with an ironically raised eyebrow. "What's the catch, Lord?" "Well... you can have him on one condition." "What's that, Lord?" "As I said, he'll be proud, arrogant, and self-admiring... So you'll have to let him believe that I made him first. Just remember, it's our little secret...You know, woman to woman."