After declaring that I wasn't going to spend very much time doing computer junk* last night, I spent all night doing computer junk. I watched two minutes of the local news while thinking about pulling out the knitting, then went to bed and read Knitting. I'm such a slow reader these days, but I'm enjoying the book so far.
This is for Cara. She wanted to see the whole garden! This is a big part of the back/lower garden -- kind of looks Old World-ish with all that stone. Our big ol' house is perched at the edge of a ravine and this really is "lower" -- the window you see is a basement window and there's a door a ways off on the right. The bleeding heart from yesterday is in front of the tree trunk. The little tufts of green on this side of the path are forget-me-nots, and carpeting the foreground is a lot of dianthus. Also in this garden are astilbe, yarrow, lilies, delphinium, sedum, columbine, hydrangea, chives, hosta, and four or five things that I can "see" but not name.
Serious brilliance right here. Oh my goodness, the laughter and tears! Oscar-worthy, no? I've advised Jen to start composing her acceptance speech.
*I have been made aware and have scanned, blasted and cleaned all the crap, pop-up, redirect, spy and/or ad junk that I can and my cable internet is still so slow that, in a fit of frustration (when I'd formerly have gone outside and smoked an entire cigarette in 20 seconds, just blowin' off steam) I took it out on my mouse. I left-clicked so many times, my finger was twitchin' kind of like you've pictured the Harlot's eyebrow -- uncontrollable. When that didn't work (ya think?), I picked it up and slammed it down on its pad. Hard. More than once. A couple-few times. It's okay; do you think they take this behavior into consideration in the design phase? DH (totally too trusting and not computer savvy) admitted to clicking on some things that he probably shouldn't have. Bottom line: major back-up and restore operations planned for the weekend, and more big warning notes scrawled and tacked up on the monitor.