My life has not been exciting of late. I have some big deadlines at work, the weather has been crappy, and I have been in a reading mood rather than a knitting mood... all things that contribute to a quiet blog.
Before I went to bed last night I checked my mail one last time and saw this missive from my Dad:
i look at your blog everyday this week and i have memorized your latest post. get with the program
Okay, you know it's bad when your Dad feels the need to point out your paltry blogging...
Here, I'll try to distract you with some pictures from the garden!
Look what I have! As happy as I am to see the little tomatoes, I am a bit worried for the plant itself:
It's in the middle of our yard, it's getting full sun, and after the 4 days of rain we had this week, it's plenty hydrated, but it's turning yellow in spots and some branches are falling off. Does anyone know any tomato first aid?
My spaghetti squash has a bloom on it:
Weeds, too, apparently. That's what happens when it rains for nearly a week and we can't get out and pull things.
This is a cool one - I had to stand very still to get this picture:
It was cooler when I thought I was taking a picture of a bee... until Andrew pointed out this was a yellowjacket, not a honeybee.
And lastly, a late bloomer from my FIL's garden:
As I mentioned above, I have been in a reading mood lately - and in no particular order, here is what I have read in the last week or so:
* Succubus on Top by Richelle Mead
* A Touch Of Evil by C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp
* Night Huntress by Yasmine Galenorn
* Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
* The Devil's Due by Jenna Black
and last night I started reading:
* Demon Mistress by Yasmine Galenorn
And before anyone gets overly concerned about the titles, they are all urban fantasy - my preferred form of literary escapism. And trust me, I need a lot of escapism right now.