Sunday, October 19, 2008

Colorful day

Now that the remnants from prior tenant have been removed from back yard {large child’s playhouse and two metal racks for storing wood} along with balance of branches and trees damaged by Ike, it was time to work in the back yard. It was a colorful day ~ red roses in front yard in bloom, planted six red oleander hedges, yellow bell bush is blooming, purple bruises from moving the chimnea, white bite marks from fire ants, and these really strange red bugs having a convention on the leaves of the Chinese Tallow tree. With exception of putting brick trim on my “patio”, work is completed until spring.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Nearly a month has passed


Cleanup in the area is in the final phases ~ excluding Bolivar and Galveston of course. Plants and trees are recovering. The pear tree in my yard responded by blooming again. Cannot imagine there will be enough time to produce another crop but it is good to know the tree is going to be viable.
Next week I will be traveling to visit Chris and Jenny. It has been five months since our time together in Washington D.C. I’m curious / anxious / ready to see his new home in Indianapolis. I think the only down side of the trip is their weather. Already it is in the 40’s at night there. Compare that to our nighttime temps of low 70’s.
I, as so many people, am ready for a change in the administration of this country. With that in mind, created a short movie using Bob Dylan’s song, The Times They Are A-Changin’.