Tuesday, August 20, 2013

All in a day's work...

I picked more wildflowers out in the field today and made the bouquet in the small glass vase on the coffee table more full. I've got four kinds of flowers in there and some wild grasses too. It looks very cheerful and the wildflowers are doing well. Some close up when it gets dark and open up again in the morning when it gets light. I wish I had thought of doing this sooner, but now will keep picking them until the season for them is over.
I've got some blue flowers that look a bit like cornflowers, but I know they're not. I haven't seen those in a long time with all that maize growing on the land now. I found some purple clover and I know that if I go to the strip of grass that runs along the street that we also walk through, I will find other flowers and more purple clover. I will have to go there tomorrow. It is better than buying a bouquet of flowers at the store and cheaper too.
The apartment is all cleaned up again because the domestic help was here and everything got a good shine. I changed the bed and now have good smelling sheets on it and it will be a pleasure to go to sleep tonight. I will put on clean pajamas too. I've got a load of laundry in the washing machine that needs to be hung up and I will do that shortly. There is no rain predicted. I also still need to clean the window where Tyke drooled on it.
Seeing as though the assorted plants in my lined wooden box are doing so well, I am going to buy some potted herbs and put them on my kitchen windowsill. I am finally turning out to have a green thumb. I am remembering to give the plants the right amount of water on the same day every week and I can do that with the herbs also.
I think I will get another ivy plant since the one in the box is doing so well. It is growing like a weed and I am very fond of it. Since I have the sheer half curtains in front of the windows, I pull the blinds way up and lots of light gets into the living room, which creates ideal conditions for plants to grow in.
I have changed bikes and am using my granny bike again. Or I will be when my knee is better. I think I will be more comfortable on it because it will allow me to sit in a more upright position and I won't have to lean on the handlebar so much. This causes me to have pain in my elbows and wrists and that is why I changed bikes. The Exfactor got the granny bike in shape for me to ride it. It is all ready to go. All I have to do is get my knee in order.


The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks for calling in on my blog Irene. Also thanks for the information that mushrooms have protein - I didn't know that. My son is vegetarian and I know he likes them very much - perhaps that is why.
I like the idea of picking wild flowers too - but ours are almost all over now. Also there is a law which says we must not pick them. As children we used to pick lots of cowslips and they nearly died out - now we are not allowed to pick them and there are so many about - so it is obviously a good thing.
Where in the Netherlands do you live?
I have friends in Hillegom. Do call in and see me again.

VioletSky said...

Every home needs a plant or two I always think. And I love fresh flowers (picking your own wildflowers is perfect for the budget!). I used to have plants on my balcony, but by this time of year the poor things were exhausted from the heat and intense sun so I've given up.

Gail said...

Maybe you can root a cutting from your present Ivy and not have to purchase another.