It seems of late I get on this blog mostly to apologize for not blogging… and here we go again. I didn’t realize it had been this long- 3 months! Shame on me. OK- excuse time. To start with, the old computer more or less died on me. Eventually, I had to break down and buy a new one. Buying it, even paying for it was by far the easy part. Getting things to work on it- not so easy. I HATE Windows10- apparently lots of people do- so Microsoft has a windows 7 look-alike program that can be installed to help old folks like me that hate Windows 8-10. Windows9 was SO BAD they never even sold it. Anyway, our local computer dude is a nice guy, BUT… he has worked on installing my old stuff from the old computer several times and just cannot get the photo download part of things to work. To be honest, I gave up on trying to get it to work. I have continued to take some pictures, but they won’t download… therefore I can’t post them on the blog. So, mostly I just haven’t tried in a month or so.
Another thing is this computer is even slower than when I had dial-up. I refuse to use Google chrome and have my stuff put up in their cloud- I know it is far safer as it is. Actually, dial-up is even safer- but who can live without videos? Or watching Rachel Maddow? But I remember the days before anyone had a computer- or at least one at home, so I am grateful for what I have. As long as I can stay in touch with a few friends, I am grateful.
Also, in truth, I have been super busy. On the other hand, I am getting so slow, maybe it just seems like I have been super busy. I dunno. That might be it. Also, when the weather gets hot like this and I can’t breathe real well, I get even slower! Lyme’s is not fun! Yet I know I am way better off than many other people, so I try not to whine or complain. It could be worse. I stay busy at the Train Station, and I make scenery modules for some very rich people who can afford to have their stuff made for them. I build their worlds, somebody else lays the track and wires it, they push a button and the train runs thru a copy of their farm and woods or little town. I don’t do cities. I hate cities. My idea of hell is it must be a city. I need my trees and gardens.
I have been busy in the garden and it is doing well. I grow enough to eat and have some to share. I have a waiting list of folks who want to share- they know I don’t use any chemicals- pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers. I do a lot of companion gardening. It makes for a pretty garden!
Speaking of pretty, my day-lilies have been magnificent this year, even if I have had to fence them in- the deer apparently got hungry after they sprayed the near-by farm land. So they ate some of my lilies and all of neighbor Frank’s expensive hostas! Hey! They knew better than to eat poisoned food.
Since I can’t show you MY favorite daylily, I will share a photo from the web. This is the lily that started my collection even tho I was unable to own one until last year. For starters, when I first saw it, it sold for $300. Then it went down to $250, $200, etc. I just looked it up- it is now down to $45 a plant. Mine was a gift given to me by some dear friends, local growers of daylilies. They still don’t have it for sale. It has bloomed and bloomed this summer and has given me so much joy!
What’s growing in your garden?