Wednesday, March 1, 2023
More Blooming Things, and Abu Dhabi
It's after 7 a.m. and I just woke up a few minutes ago. Jet lag, once again! I stayed up late last night reading and now my body thinks it's much earlier than it actually is.
Here are some pics of a few more things blooming in our garden. I've only had time for a quick stroll around out there, but this is what I've noticed so far. First, the primroses in our hanging basket are going gangbusters.
Here's another shot of our daffodils...
...and here are some smaller jonquils (I think?). These are growing from a bulb I found at the cemetery years ago, apparently excavated by some animal and lying on top of the ground. I brought it home and planted it and it's bloomed for me every year since.
Here are the once-glittery hyacinths, at least the ones the squirrels haven't eaten.
I also noticed flowering crocuses, but they looked like they'd been trampled by some critter and so weren't suitable for photography. Since Olga's been at the kennel all last week, I'm blaming the foxes.
Dave just sent word a few minutes ago that he has landed in Muscat, the capital of Oman. Here's a picture he sent of the airport in Abu Dhabi, where he had a layover. It's kind of a cool shot, with the zigzaggy pavement markings and the bendy control tower on the horizon. Remember when we went through Abu Dhabi on our way to the Seychelles years ago?