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Feeling a bit ‘meh’…

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Come fly with me, come fly, come fly away…

I haven’t posted for three whole days!

Oh my, oh my… Quelle horreur… 😉 Not ! But I would have liked to do a post on the 1st of March, since that is officially the start of autumn in the southern hemisphere, and I’m all into that! 😀

Somehow it didn’t happen for me yesterday. I did take my laptop and I opened up the ‘write’ page, but I found myself staring blankly at the screen – just like I imagine a zombie would. And then the cat wanted to get on my lap, and for the moment, what Cat wants, Cat gets. (BTW, he is doing better everyday.) So I had to put the laptop down, and that was that!

We had our first seasonal rain yesterday in the late afternoon. It was a complete blessing after the heat and mugginess of the day. We had a quick ‘storm’ – some heavy wind combined with rain – to start off with, with some soft rain following right after that. So that cooled everything down nicely. It was such a relief! I hope it is the start of a good rainy season.

I am feeling a bit out of sorts lately. I can easily sit and do nothing for hours, which is not a good thing as far as I’m concerned. I honestly think this Covid nonsense is getting into my head at last. And the constant heat. When I’m feeling like that, I don’t even pick up my knitting. What? Gasp!!!! I know, I know … I actually haven’t touched my knitting for at least two days, and not because I’m too busy. So I have to do something about that, I think.

I went out and bought some gardening stuff this morning, just a teeny tiny bit of things. I’m going to feed my orchid now, and I want to do an experiment with a tomato plant that I saw on YouTube. I will let you know how that turns out. Since my disaster with the table renovation, I haven’t done anything further about that, since I had guests in the guesthouse, and I visited my son and daughter-in-law over the weekend, and I plain didn’t feel like it yesterday and today, but I will definitely carry on with that project tomorrow. I will absolutely get that done this week.

The tomato seedlings are doing well.

So… I quickly wanted to give my orchid some food, and then I noticed darn ants all over and inside the pot! Of course I immediately took the plant out of the pot, washed all the ants off, and since it was already ‘unpotted’, I decided trim the roots that don’t look so well, and to also re-pot while I’m at it. Lucky orchid, fed, trimmed and potted all in one fell swoop!

Washed and trimmed.
Fertilized.
Re-potted.

I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday, if not quite so wonderful, at least a safe one. 🙂

Growth.

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Livingstone daisies.

Nature is amazing.

I’m talking plants and rivers and animals now, not human nature. Warning – I’m going to go all philosophical on you today…

Take a look at this picture.⬇️ Can you see how that little avo tree is going crazy? It is growing like nothing I’ve planted and pampered in my garden! I was running around yesterday to make sure the irrigation water we get once a week went to all the right places in the garden, and I discovered this little guy, next to the compost heap.

We must have thrown it out some time ago, because we haven’t had avo’s for a few months now. And there it rolled out of the compost heap, and started growing. And by the looks of things, it is thriving. It just went – “oh look, soil under me, sun above, and water every now and again, so let me do what I do best!” I mean – it is not even planted properly! 🙂🤷🏼‍♀️

How different from us humans. We will moan and complain about our lives or living conditions (even if it is good!) – I don’t like the view from the living room window, I wanted a bigger kitchen, I don’t like my neighbour, I wanted to live in another suburb, we need one more bedroom, we must have more money, etc.

We always have the option to ‘grow where we landed’, but no…let’s rather moan and groan about it. Myself included, of course. How sad. We could be a lot happier, if we allowed ourselves to be. Sometimes, why don’t we just make the best of what we’ve got, instead of making ourselves unhappy by dwelling on something we might not be able to change for months or even years.

Dig your roots in, turn your face to the sun, enjoy the water when it flows around you, even if it is not quite as much as you need. And flourish. Grow.