Greetings and salutations, everyone; yes, once again it is I, Mani the tiny, well, semi-tiny, purebred border collie, filling in for the guy I live with, and here to bring you up to date on the latest news from our garden, since we’ve been gone for a while, and also to talk about some other interesting things. You may remember me from such up-to-date and interesting posts as “Damp And Delighted” and “The Oven Dog”, among so many, many others.
Here I am in a characteristically horticultural pose. You may notice that rather large patch of bare dirt in the lower left, there. That was supposed to be grass, but, according to the guy I live with, “it just isn’t”. He says it might be, next year. Or not.
That’s an oriole feeder with half an orange hanging in the tree.
You can also see that I have a new hedgehog, which the guy I live with bought for me at Whole Foods, because he went to the nursery today and bought some lavendersand felt fairly guilty about leaving me home alone. I now have something like three hedgehogs. Two of them were waiting for me when I showed up here. Hedgehogs are really excellent as stuffed toys, let me tell you.
He says the lavenders are going here, but I kind of doubt it, because this is where I like to romp. You can also see that pile of gravel and sandy loam in the first picture. He says I can romp and there can be lavenders, too. That I really doubt. Anyway, a couple of, like, super major things happened since we last talked. The guy I live with had a birthday, and now he’s 64, like The Beatles’ song, but since his companion is no longer here to feed him and stuff, he kind of moped all day, even though he has me. I forget what we did that day. Oh, I was at Day Care, and didn’t get as good a report card as the time before because the people there claimed I spend “too much time in the pool”. You would have too.
The most major thing was that the last plastic ice cube tray broke and the guy I live with went out and bought two new trays and they weren’t the same as the last ones and the ice cubes were of a different shape and he didn’t know if he could deal with it and I had to hear about it for a few days but now I think he’s calmed down a little. I got an ice cube yesterday and it was good.
Not much else has been happening.
I guess I should show a flower picture, because this blog is supposedly about gardening, and not totally about me, so here’s one. This is Acanthus balcanicus.I don’t know what else there is. Probably something, but no one wrote anything down, so I guess that’s it.
Until next time, then.