The view from here is quite wonderful these days. I appreciate the fact that our neighbor leaves part of his pasture unmowed and allows wildflowers and grasses to grow. That’s good for all of the wildlife, but especially birds and butterflies. Yesterday I watched as a scissortail swooped and dove into the grass to retrieve something for his lunch.
I’m finally watching our vines attach to the fence. I planted morning glories, moon flowers, and cardinal creeper, but I planted them much later than I normally would because of the timing of our recent move. So, I’ve had to be patient and remind myself that they will be late in blooming. The cardinal creeper will be the first. I already see buds on it.
I’m thrilled that all of the lovely lilies that I transplanted have adapted to their new home. That’s one of the advantages of bulbs; they are easier to move than plants.
Also adapting is the desert willow tree we bought. It has bloomed once and has new buds forming for a second bloom. The one we had at our previous garden bloomed well into September.
I picked fifteen little cherry and Roma tomatoes yesterday! Watching them ripen is a wonderful part of my current view, which by the way, is from a covered patio. I’m thrilled to once again be in the shade whenever I sit outside.
Our bird saga continues with a few new twists. Our blue bird now sits calmly and watches us eat breakfast. She brings us grass throughout the day. Yesterday she brought a worm and ate it on the sill. She taps when the blinds are open and when they are closed. She paces back and forth if they are closed (I can see her from the side). She makes a complete mess of the window, which I clean each morning. Last night she sat quietly on the sill and watched while we ate dinner.
The view from here is better than ever because I feel much better. I almost hesitate to comment on my health, but God is in control. My foot is healed, and although I still have a month of restrictions, I am able to do more in the yard and with more comfort. My other conditions are stable and my pain levels are “normal” and tolerable. I’m sleeping well and trying to lose a few more pounds…as usual. I have lots of satisfying projects that occupy my time. I’m enjoying my retirement while trying to remain “useful”.
I hope that your own view, both physically and mentally, is better than ever.