Self just realized, looking back over her summer postings, that it’s been a while since she posted pictures of flowers. The summer’s been so hectic.
First, there was the Fourth of July.
Then the CalShakes picnic, self’s birthday and son’s birthday.
Then, learning how to tweet.
Then, the third season of “The Killing.”
Then, Bella’s various farts.
Then visits to various museums.
There was Bindlestiff’s STORIES HIGH THIRTEEN: SoMa Edition (Four Stars!)
And yesterday’s epic trip to place an order at Lech Go in Saint Francis Square.
But today – Hallelujah! — things have calmed down a bit.
So here are some pictures from self’s garden:
Naked Ladies. Self forgets the scientific name.
Without fail, every August, the plants she refers to as “Naked Ladies” (She keeps wanting to call them “Bare Naked Ladies,” but that wouldn’t be a flower, that would be a singing group) appear. Self is always a little sad when she sees them, as it means summer will soon be over.
A clematis she bought in early spring (from Regan’s Nursery in Fremont) has one big, white bloom!
These metal lizards are made in Haiti. Self bought them from the gift shop of Baltimore’s Visionary Art Museum (a brainchild of James Rouse, grandfather of the actor Edward Norton). At one time, they hung next to the clematis henryi — but the clematis and everything on either side collapsed when the neighbor decided to replace the fence.
Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.