Working from Home: Week 29

A river cuts through a rock not because of it’s power, but it’s persistence.

Another week has gone by. I’m not going to sugar coat it. This has been a hard week and at time rather soul crushing. The smoky conditions are still here and haven’t cleared as predicted on Monday. Our next chance of rain is overnight and this weekend. Between COVID and the smoke, we are pretty much housebound with no air conditioning. We have fans, but opening windows or walking outside isn’t an option. Your eyes burn, your throat burns and eventually you start coughing and have difficulties breathing. Even during lockdown, were were able to get outside. Now it’s not healthy to do that. My heart goes out to those closer to the fires and those living in the path of a hurricane.

Garden Update: Well, the last two sunflowers have bloomed. It’s been great to have some positive cheery flowers still going. None of them turned out purple, but I’ll try again next year. It’s official. We are not growing a lemon tree. I’m pretty positive lemon trees don’t bloom like this above. My limited research turned up a saffron flower. If you have any ideas please post in the comment sections.

This is the last sunflower plant to bloom. It still has a few more yet to open. If the weather holds out, I should have blooms for a few more weeks. The other items haven’t received much attention since I’m limiting my time outside.

Ernie has been my work companion this week. He especially likes to sleep beside me while I have meetings. I’m not sure which one of us enjoys this more.

Hope your week is going well. Stay safe out there.

4 thoughts on “Working from Home: Week 29

  1. I am so sorry that the smoke is so awful. I’ve spent time in China where the air was terrible and I know that it’s so much worse than that where you are. I truly hope the situation improves for everyone very soon.

    As for the Saffron Flower, that’s a funny coincidence. Our friends’ son is quite focused on the idea of a saffron farm as a money-making venture. Saffron is a prized culinary item and is very expensive because harvesting it is so labor intensive. When life doesn’t hand you lemons, you may yet find a cash crop (albeit a small one)!

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    • Thanks, Trish. We’ve had some mist/rain overnight. I’ve never been so grateful for clean air before.

      I’ve been trying to use Google lens every other week, to identify the plant as it changes. We have a couple other ideas of what it could be. Maybe how it looks as a seedling isn’t how the adult plant looks? Maybe I’ll have enough for home use or maybe this is the career change I’ve been thinking about? Haha!


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