November 5, 2016
I recently read on a popular blog that "blogging is a dying medium" . . . and I agree. It's hard to compete with Facebook, Instagram, and whatever other social media sites there are out there. But the thing about a blog, at least for me, is that it is a great journaling tool - unlike any other medium. We have labels, a chronological list of posts, links, photos (okay, all sites have photos, but you get the point), an so much more. Even though I converted my previous blogs into books, I still deeply regret deleting them because I lost the ability to do a quick search for a plant or recipe, or just the ability to look at photos. I took a lot of cool photos (that I also deleted). Handwritten journals are great, but the ease and access of a blog is unbeatable ~ and for that reason alone, I think they still have something to offer. I think they have a lot of things to offer, but I tend to rattle on too much so we'll stop there.
Moving on . . . October has been my favorite month ever since Philip asked me out on our first date way back when I was just 16 years old . . . and this October we celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary.
|Philip and Jen|
We also celebrated Jennifer's 28th birthday. Seems hard to believe our baby girl is nearing 30.
So, needless to say, October was a great month here at eli's place ~ birthdays, anniversaries . . . and the fall extravaganza ~ which I look forward to every single year.
I bought a half dozen plants this year, but this yard art was my favorite find of the day. It's like a rotating doggy see-saw. My garden is slowly becoming an equal mix of yard art and plants ~ well, not equal . . . more like a 30-70 blend. :-)
Now on to what's blooming . . . .
The wildlife in my garden makes me happy ~ like really happy. A couple of weeks ago Philip randomly asked me what I loved . . . and without a moments hesitation I said gardening. In some ways, being the extreme introvert that I am, I think gardening has saved me.
And I continue to be marveled by it daily.
I also continue to develop and expand my garden. :-) This is part one of the "last" pathway in the back garden (I think I've said that before). Part two goes in tomorrow since the boys are deep sea fishing today. I like it when I have the house to myself, but I realized something today. Philip's hobby (the deep sea fishing) requires that he takes the truck - which leaves me with the option to drive our motorcycle or my son's itty bitty 350Z ~ and I can barely get my butt in the Z's weird racing seat ~ and I sure as heck can't get any plants in it. That means he knows I have to behave when he's gone. Dirty dog!