Captain’s Log 5,632
I woke up this morning and stared out the dirty window in my office. Bad idea. I was up on the ladder with a bucket of soapy water, the squeegee thing, and towels by around 7:30. What a difference five minutes of work can do. The window looks great! So I did the next one. And then the patio doors. And then another window. And another window.
No more Windex on outside windows for me! Soapy water and that squeegee thing from now on. Have you ever seen a professional window washer use Windex? No, I didn’t think so. It’s fine for light cleaning on the INSIDE of the house, but from now on….soapy water on the outside. It’s amazing to be alive 61 years and just now learning this.
The birds were doing a fine imitation of Wild Kingdom, so I decided to sit in my “duck blind” and wait for some good shots. My “duck blind” is the patio table. And no, I don’t hide under it. I sit there and try to become one with the furniture. And I don’t make those awful duck calls either. I sit there silently and hope for a good shot with the telephoto setting on the camera.
Nom nom! They love the new feeder Friend Pam brought over the other night. It’s large enough to hold a lot of birds. They still fight for space but not constantly.
That was it for birds. Photos of birds can only entertain me for so long.
Nice succulent that decided to bloom.
Back garden is starting to really take off. This was reduced to just dirt patches when the previous gardener scalped the lawn. New gardener and I cooked up this plan and I like it a lot!
It wouldn’t be a journal entry without a picture of a rose. They are truly amazing. And I do absolutely ZERO to them. No insect stuff, no fertilizer. Nothing but water and the kiss of the sun.
I washed my throw rugs last night and the fringe edges got all goofy and tangled. I spent about an hour with a small paring knife making them look pretty again. Now I am watching the bees pollinate the lemon blossoms. I tell ya, life in the big city is truly exciting. To add an additional thrill, I plan to make solar tea later. Not sure if all this activity is good for me.