Joelle Duran (shout_of_joy) wrote in shouts_of_joy,
Joelle Duran

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Recent treats:

     I got myself a small metal bistro table and chairs for my deck this spring with tax return money, and I have been enjoying it of late. In the cool of the morning on the weekends it's nice to sit out on my deck for prayer time or breakfast. Shado is perplexed though, since HE frequents the deck when it's hot and sunny in the afternoon!

     I had a revelation about growing morning glories last year (it took me long enough!). Everywhere it says they need 'poor soil' otherwise there will be lots of leaves and no flowers. I took poor to mean unfertile, but last years' deluge of rain in June making my morning glories very miserable finally clued me into the fact that 'poor soil' also means sandy/gravelly soil with high drainage. So this spring I put a bunch of sand into the soil mix just for the morning glories (and for the pot with the purslane which has been going insane it's grown so much) and the difference has been amazing. (Though I'll admit it also helps to have a June that is not non-stop rain.) What a treat to get back from my trip and have the trellis covered and the purple morning glories already blooming...and then yesterday my first blue one bloomed, what a treat!

     Taking a break for a couple days before I start pass 6 in my first Geren book, so that gave me the chance to start writing the short story 'The Reformation of Tarreg,' which has been clamoring in my head on and off for a few months. I am so sick of editing--it's great to be creating something again!

     A nice evening on Tuesday having dinner at the Towners--also got to show them my trip photos. They're convinced Glacier won't remain my favorite national park should I ever get to Alaska!
Tags: flowers, pets: shado, tarreg
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