Today is a day to spend cleaning up the side patio – aka “The Dog-Free Zone” or DFZ – getting rid of dead, dried stems, old planting soil, digging up bulbs to replant and share. The usual gardening stuff. And, to plant some peppers: Mirasol chilis.
There is something that got my eye with these chilis. The plant is tall and upright, and the peppers stick upright, like fingers, from the far end of the stalk. The flavor is good, too.
So, into some coconut planting containers to see if, in SoCal, I can get these seeds to germinate in our mild weather. I plan to date the planting containers and move through them over a course of several weeks to see if they will pop up. No idea if they are self-fertilizing, so we will see what we will see.
Nothing like spring cleaning before spring planting!
Beds are so symbolic.
Go to sleep!
Dreamland. A place to retreat. A place to renew. Love.
For some reason, I thought this would be a good photo with which to start the new year.
As we close the lights on the last year, the last decade, let us hope that there is light to be had in an increasingly worrisome world.
One more day for the B&W photography project! What an experience this has been. I think my biggest lesson learned here is looking at light and dark – contrast – something which color so easily hides for me as I see a million shades of green when I look at grass. How light plays against other things, too, is a big lesson. Light on a ridge top against the one beyond it. Light on the edge of a trunk. Shadows on a wall. I have also learned that red and green often merge in film photography or conversion of color to digital. As a result, learning how to manipulate software is another lesson.
I like setting goals that are simple. The goal of one black and white photo per day made me limited in what I could do – sometimes I broke it to get a sip of color – but infinite in its potential. Simple goals allow for complexity as advancement in a goal develop. Complex goals are restraints against experience. I have goals for 2020 (you can read about them here) with regards to photography, but other goals, too. I would like to say one goal is to be more focused on one thing, but for me, it’s anathema to my magpie personality! Simple goals but lots of them is more my style.
Home. Purse, wallet, keys. Dumped. Done for the day.
Everywhere, the hills are brown. The only green is found near creeks, or where Jimson weed is growing.
I finally got my slug butt out of bed to take some morning photos . . . why haven’t I been out so early before! Birds, calm, cool breezes, silence.