Tuesday, July 05, 2011

condo ritual

... one of my ritual summerl activities used to be gardening but ever since Mom sold the house it's been a simple condo balcony flower display ... have tried herbs but they don't seem to take ... the tomato plant she still receives from old neighbour Peterson thrives ... we'll see how things grow this season ...

... sure miss the raspberry bushes & the horseradish which was totally out of control ... oh yes & we always had to be careful with the zucchini or it would rule every spare space ... Mom loved the potatoes & beets ... she would go out daily for her lettuce, onion, chives & tomato salads ... mixed results with beans & peas ... we did well with carrots havesting them in the fall ... we got a couple of pumpkins for halloween ... tulips in the front were the first sign of spring & they were the first bulbs Stefan planted ...

... the honeysuckle climbed the fence ...

... we had these huge petunias, iris plants taken from Nana's place in Coleman, Alta. & of course the roses ... haven't passed through the Crowsnest Pass for a long time now seems it's time to ...

... still digging at the Temple ... only not gardens just trenches for weeping tile to prevent further basement flooding ... the Temple upkeep is relentless ... the roof is now fixed with no more leaking ... windows need some repair ... paint at the back ... new back door required ... ahhh ...


:: Note :: ... ... re-using forgotten (collective) memory-spaces ...