I’m watching and waiting.
Waiting to see if the the ‘patchy frost’ – which I can see on the grass – finished off my plants. In anticipation of the freeze advisory for last night, I bought some bamboo poles which were about 4 feet tall, thinking I would stick them in the ground and drape sheets over them that would span the memorial bed and the chicken wire fence bed. I thought that might work to protect the morning glories and roses. But, after putting the poles in the ground and attempting to drape a sheet or two, it quickly became clear that it was too windy. The sheets kept flying off – as did the cover I had fashioned for the porch plants. So I gave up. What happens, happens. Right now, everything looks okay, but that can be misleading. We’ll see.
I keep trying, but the combination of cloudy skies and a kitchen with a lot of windows makes it hard to capture the new paint job. Someday…someday, the gods will bless me with just the right light and I’ll get some good photos.
I have to go into the city today for one last look at the show I’ve been coaching. The cast is so good that I’ve had to do very little. They wanted me to come tonight for the first preview, but that would get me back to my bus station around 12:30 or 1 in the morning. I was not looking forward to that. But then I saw that they are having a run-through this afternoon at 3:30, so I asked the director if she was okay with me coming then instead of in the evening. I got the okay, so I’ll be leaving later this morning. That leaves tomorrow to get everything else done before I leave on Thursday.
My newest houseplant – I had to order it online from a nursery in Connecticut. This particular plant, the pilea peperomiodes, is also called the Chinese Money Plant. It’s very popular right now among houseplant enthusiasts. I can see why. The leaves are shiny and almost succulent-like. There’s a lovely arch to the stems. And it can be shared easily because it grows babies. It came in this small 2-inch pot with instructions to let it sit for two days to acclimate, and then repot it into a 4 inch pot, which I did, after this picture was taken. It’s so sweet.
I also rescued a plant from the dreaded Shelves of Neglect at Lowes yesterday, which I’ll tell you about tomorrow. It brings back memories of my youth.
Okay. Have to get moving.