Sunday, October 15, 2006
it is not only raining, but we turned off the a/c yesterday. *seventytwo degrees at the moment---yip!* the garden is sucking it up and all is right with this world. okay, it isn't, but in this very room at this very moment and if we squint, it is.
plumbago is one of those plants that i never had great success with before until this season. this hot & dry summer really helped it shine. the periwinkle blue couldn't be more perfect and i have some in our 'trashcan alley' on the side of the house and it is performs like a vine there and in other spots, as a billowy shrub.
yesterday, i noticed that our winter cassias (one is in the prime location of outside of the kitchen window) have buds on them and i promised myself that when they bloom, i will take photos of the front in its autumnal glory. for the past two weeks, the sulphurs have been laying eggs on the leaves and by the end of each october, it really is amazing to see fat, beautifully striped sulphur cats intertwined with the bright yellow orchidlike blooms.
it has been nice to have a real weekend to recoup from the workweek and V's birthday celebration on friday afternoon. doing laundry felt like a luxury yesterday and i actually accomplished some things in the studio. we sat on the patio last night while it rained & wished sage had been there to kick it with us.