Finally, a new blog entry! So far, retirement is still sinking in and I've been busy going through boxes of school stuff and closets full of clothes, sorting and washing and boxing for give-away. Yesterday I took the first things to the charity shop in downtown Echo. Still have lots to do.
We've been refinishing the decks with heavy-duty deck paint, and I've been growing tomatoes and eggplant in pots, pulling weeds, hoping to get some things transplanted, and taking lots of pictures of the wildflowers. I'm glad to say that I have three thistle plants which are starting to bloom. Something is eating all my shade plants (probably pillbugs and snails) so I've set out an experimental beer-trap in hopes they'll have a great time while dying.
The redecorating of the guest bedroom is moving along. It looks as though I'm going for a kind of flowery-seashell theme, with turquoise and lime and a kind of periwinkle blue-lilac.
The new bedspread, pillows, and lamps.
The little green monkey.
And some of the hundreds of flower pictures I've been taking and messing with in PS.