I ran today, thinking I would sneak in another running commentary. It was a dull and boring run. At least, for a while I enjoyed it quite a bit. But I think it was only interesting to me as I was running it and it would not entertain anybody, least of all myself, to make a blog post about it. Still, a blog post must be made (because I say it does, that’s why!). I am currently cooking, so I could do a cooking post. If only I were doing something more interesting than heating up leftovers.
If only I could bestir myself sufficiently to take the Tablet out to the yard. At least one iris bloomed today. I posted a picture of the buds the other day. I think some readers would be pleased to be posted on current developments. Just a moment first, to stir the pot on the stove and lower the heat under it. And find the Tablet (as you may recall, I have a habit of misplacing it).
Maybe if I would have stood on my head…
I guess it’s not the best picture, because the stem is kind of bent over. Believe me, I know how it feels! Perhaps I should put a tomato cage over it or something. Steven arrived home while I was taking the picture, and I was able to assure him that I TOLD the young man who mows the lawn not to mow down the daisies, as Steven had asked him to do. You see, this nice young man who lives across the street offered to mow our lawn. In addition to being quite busy and (on my part, at least) a little lazy, we were happy to encourage this example of young entrepreneurship. The first time he did it, he did not mow the daisies in our front yard, which have become a little extensive this year. Steven told him to mow them this time. At the last minute, I reprieved them, though, because they were just too pretty. Here is a picture.
He loves me, he loves me not…
In front of the daisies is a peony bush that magically appeared after we had sufficiently discouraged the wild day lilies. I insisted it had been planted by my stalker, a statement that has yet to be disproved. The peonies have not bloomed yet, but look how many buds:
It started as one lone stalk and blossom, and there’s a lesson for all of us.
The main problem with the daisies is that they hide the lilies of the valley, which are also multiplying exponentially. However, I’m finding those blooms don’t show very well even without anything in front of the greenery. I tried to get a picture.
If you look really close, you can just see a few bells.
I’ve picked a few lilies of the valley and brought them inside. I used a shot glass for a vase, because they are so small (Steven collects shot glasses, although we rarely do a shot of anything). I love the smell. I tired to get a picture, but I fear they were backlit and do not show.
It’s frogs on either side of the flowers. Steven collects those, too.
We also have some daisies inside. Steven put them in water with blue food coloring, at my suggestion. I think they’re pretty.
Oh, yeah, he loves me.
So for not a running post and not a cooking post, I think this makes a pretty good flower post. We’ll call it a win for Non-Sequitur Thursday.