neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

Sunday so far

I couldn't sleep, so I had Benedryl and a glass of Chenin Blanc at four-something a.m.  I went to sleep sometime in the morning, and woke at four-something in the afternoon when S. called.  I was just thinking the other day that I'd have to fire him as my secret love child if I didn't hear from him all summer.  But, no, he called before Memorial Day.  He said he was going to Virginia next weekend to visit with his dad, who's working down there now.  His dad is working near Washington, D.C. now, S. told me.  "Oh, are you going to check out Dupont Circle?" I asked.

"I couldn't remember what that area was called," he said.

"It was just a part of town I thought you'd like to explore," I said.  I wanted to go there to go to Lambda Rising, but that's closed now.  I'm sure S. will still find some fun bars to go to.  I should recommend the D.C. Eagle. :)  After all, S. goes to the Bike Stop sometimes.

I did my usual "morning" things.  R. had a friend there, D.  At least it wasn't a strange man.  She said she and D. had gone for a walk.  I was glad R. had gotten out of the apartment.  I decided to go to the house after all, even though it was approaching early evening.  I wanted to see the roses, after all.

At the house: Mom said how pretty the yellow one in back of the house was.  That was 'Teasing Georgia', which has one full-blown flower and lots of buds.  It's been in a pot by the back door for a few years now.  It must be very hardy, and it's free-blooming.  'Ispahan' is blooming, with probably over a hundred more buds.  The Jacobite rose is in full bloom.  'Mme. Plantier' is starting.  I picked a blossom from 'Mme. Isaac Pereire', and a couple from 'Mme. Ernst Calvat'.  The 'Blaze' rose is in full bloom, and it's pretty spectacular in its way.

'Maiden's Blush' is starting to bloom.  'Celsiana' is blooming, and 'Fantin-Latour'.  Dad planted "Maggie" in a pot.  He said it had red flowers, but they'd fallen off when he planted it.  It still has some buds, though.  "Odee Pink" has a flower open, and 'Kronprinzessin Viktoria' continues to bloom.  There was one flower going by on an unidentified rose bush that might be 'Leda'.  It had red around the edges of a white flower.  The mystery pink rose is in full bloom.  I picked flowers from that and 'Mme. Zoetmans'.

Jasmine humile 'Revolutum' is blooming.  It had two flowers that fell off after blooming, and one still on the plant.  It's got some scent, a pleasant enough musky scent.  The jasmine nititum is in bud.  The jasmines seem to have taken being transplanted pretty well.  The scented geraniums also seem to have taken nicely to being repotted.

I'll stay around for a while tomorrow, and pick more flowers, then go pick up R. and take her to M.'s for our dinner of ribs.  I hope I'll sleep some tonight.  I brought my e-reader with me, so I have plenty to read.

Later: I ended up spending some time looking up links to fan fiction.  I had had a few links, and lost them when the computer broke.  It was good to read some of the stories again. 
Tags: flowers, friends

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