Finally the pollen is clearing up here in North Florida. It must have been the deluge of rain we received over a 72 hour period. Seriously, our back porch area had a moat for hours over the weekend. The ground couldn’t absorb the rain as fast as it was falling. On the plus side of that, I am breathing again. Doug cut the grass a week ago and the yellow powdery pollen was floating everywhere. I’m sure that’s where I got a snoot full of the horrid stuff.
All the rain has the back yard looking fairly well....lots of blossoms on the azaleas
I recently finished Tana French’s book Broken Harbor, very much enjoyed it. I would read anything she wrote. Well, I saw her fifth book was on sale at Amazon for the Kindle price of $7.99 so I bought it. Right now I am savoring the fact that I own it and finishing All Roads Lead to Austen by Amy Elizabeth Smith. Then it’s back to police procedurals. I am giving Doug a chance to read it first if he wants, but will get to it soon as I await French's next book, The Trespasser.
What is up with Instagram? If anyone reads this and knows what they are doing with the photo stream please clue me in. By the way, I deactivated my accounts with Twitter and Pinterest - I have not “dumped” anyone, I have dumped those social media accounts, that’s all. But Instagram still has my attention if I can figure out what the fuss is about push notifications, Anyone?
This is from Pumpkin the Raccoon's account on instragram. I love following him.
The garden looks good, for a small garden. We harvested baby broccoli and now realize we need to plant full sized broccoli. The baby variety yielded good stating flowerettes but it wasn't enough. Will write that down for next year's plan. The Chard looks amazing and so far the tomatoes are doing well. Doug saw a few formed strawberries so we’ll see if we can get any before the birds or rabbits eat their share.
We haven’t had any wine since October. How about that….it just happened while I was ill with a cold. I didn’t want anything but orange juice and tea. Doug made me a bourbon and honey to help my throat and I enjoyed it. Then he got a cold. So after a month we were both off wine and hadn’t wanted the foggy old head that comes with over indulgence. Just thought I’d mention that.
So, that’s about it here. Looking forward to Spring weather and riding on the trike to find good local chow, take photos and have fun. Hope all is well in your world. Let me know about Instagram if you know what’s up.
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