Tag: gardening

Well, We Tried

For a few years I have tried growing shrubs and bulbs in our front yard, but have had very limited success. The soil quality is not good because it is mostly clay. In addition, there are bugs that are determined to kill almost anything that starts to look […]

Googling Bug Bites

I spent about half and hour pottering about in the garden yesterday. It had been raining, so everything was wet, which provided a wonderful environment for insects of all kinds. When it started to rain again, I went back in the house and soon realized I had a […]

A Blooming Nuisance

I am getting ready to leave San Jose again until the next time, so I took several pictures of my favorite plant.  I originally planted this Strelizia in a pot on my patio back in 2010. Coincidentally, that is the same year I started this blog and the […]

Living the Dream

This is a conversation I overheard today after a woman greeted a man she knew on a bus I was riding: He:      Hey! I haven’t seen you in ages. How have you been? She:     I’m fine. I just got out of jail. How are you doing? He:      I’m […]