September 25th, 2018

Paul Neyron rose 2


I went to bed before 11:00 p.m.  I got up briefly a little before 7:00 a.m.  I went back to bed and rested.  I got up for the day at 9:00 a.m.

I'm still not feeling good.  I'll see Dr. C. this afternoon to see if I officially have bronchitis.

Later: It turned out that I do.  Dr. C. thought, and I also had that feeling, that the initial bacterial sinus infection had been knocked down, and that he'd rather try something to reduce the inflammation in my respiratory system than put me on more antibiotics right away.  So we'll try that.

I got Stranger Things Have Happened.  I've read the Kindle edition, but it was fun reading the print book like I'd read those old "Choose Your Own Adventure" books.  Josh also sent along Jefferson Blythe, Esq., in hopes that B. would like it.  I don't know how much he'll relate to a modern-day coming of age story, but it was very kind of Josh.

I probably haven't posted about flowers for a while.  The colchicum are starting to bloom.  The first couple of buds looked like they'd been run over a bit, which is very likely.  I've been turning my car around at the top of the driveway rather than backing down.  The lantana has been blooming.  The royal jasmine has revived somewhat from being outside and getting copious amounts of water and has grown new leaves.  The coral bells bloomed for a good long time.  The hardy cyclamen has had several flowers.  We keep knocking them off as we pull out weeds in that area, but they're pretty flowers, violet-sized and a delicate pink.  The fall flowers are trying, despite us.  I didn't get the hardy plants I wanted to plant in the ground planted, but that happens every year.

The irises I planted in the raised bed a couple of years ago didn't bloom this spring, but during the summer they grew several new leaves.  They aren't the sort of iris that loves water, but apparently are okay with water that has somewhere to drain.  The sort of iris that loves water, the blue flag iris, thrived in the weather we've had in the spring and summer.  The bee balm and cardinal flower did well too.  In a week or two, I'll have spring-blooming bulbs to plant.