September in Self’s Garden

seed head, clematis H. F. Young

seed head, clematis H. F. Young

This was the year when the clematis montana “rubens,” which self planted four or five years ago, and which she nearly uprooted last summer, when it failed to bloom, finally showed what it was capable of: it climbed over the trellis in our front yard, and suddenly one day, when self raised her eyes, the trellis was covered in tiny pink/red flowers. And they lasted for weeks.

This was also the summer when self decided to plant Dusty Miller in her backyard. She bought a small cell-pack from Home Depot for about $3. They grew super-fast and are now rampant in the backyard.

Self’s two potted hydrangeas grew luscious, fat and bold. The hydrangea “Sister Therese” had huge white flowers, almost as big as self’s face.

Self’s only regret is that she still hasn’t figured out how to take “macro” close-ups with her small Nikon. Everything’s blurred! Hence, pictures like the one above.

*     *     *     *     *

Self caught the 2 p.m. matinee of “Der Baader Meinhof Komplex” at Menlo Park’s Guild.  It was a veery good movie. Self was never bored, even though the movie was two and a half hours long.  There were two young men in charge of handling the concession stand, selling the tickets, and making the announcements (“Please turn off your cell phones”), which self thought was very sweet.  All the members of the audience were white-haired seniors, what’s up with that?  Afterwards it occurred to self that young people simply might not know who the Baader Meinhof gang was  (They were crazy, but somehow compelling)

Stay tuned, dear blog readers, stay tuned.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

The life of B

Mainly through the lens of a Nikon


welcome to my past, present and future mixed with whatever pops up right now

Iain Kelly

Fiction Writing

John's Space .....

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost

nancy merrill photography

capturing memories one moment at a time

Rantings Of A Third Kind

The Blog about everything and nothing and it's all done in the best possible taste!

Sauce Box

Never get lost in the Sauce

GK Dutta

Be One... Make One...

Cee's Photo Challenges

Teaching the art of composition for photography.

Fashion Not Fear

Fueling fearlessness through fashion and inspiration.

Wanderlust and Wonderment

My writing and photo journey of inspiration and discovery


Decades of her words.

John Oliver Mason

Observations about my life and the world around me.


fiction, short story, writing, creative content

Insanity at its best!

Yousuf Bawany's Blog

lita doolan productions

Any old world uncovered by new writing

unbolt me

the literary asylum

CSP Archives

Archive of the CSP

The 100 Greatest Books Challenge

A journey from one end of the bookshelf to the other

%d bloggers like this: