For several months I have been reading up on local plants, drought tolerant plants and shrubs. Flowers and shrubs that attract butterflies, hummingbirds, colorful and as I said drought tolerant and adaptable to this area and zone. I am saving soda and water bottles that I can incorporate as watering devices in my potted flowering plants;
|Tin can luminaries on cinder block wall. Center & right|
are painted, left is not. Right & left have patterns
punched out. Center's light just shines downward.
|My cookbook organizer - a former dish rack.|
For those of you of the senior age (or you are carrying for elderly folks/parents) you know there are "aids" to help us maneuver - bathtub rails, the wave-style door handles for easier gripping - and painting the edge of steps for our deteriorating eyes to see in daytime and nighttime. A few nights ago I was sitting out on the patio after dark just enjoying the sounds and sights of the nighttime. I hadn't turned the outside light on and when I went to put my foot down on the bottom step to go inside, I misjudged. Thank heavens I was holding onto the railing. In the dark it was hard to see the edge of the step - sooooo painted step edges became another project.
|Much better, even in daylight. No more bruised shins.|
Okay, that is enough for now. I am trying to learn to put only one space after a period, so please excuse me if you find two (oh horrors) spaces after a period. I may just give up and revert to the old typewriter method we were taught many moons ago. What is wrong with that? It got us by for many years. I guess it just dates us.