It’s a sluggish journey to kingdom come, my internet connection, that is. For the past several days, it was a struggle to write a blog post here. I hate that whole-screen commercial ad that suddenly pops up on my screen when I am searching the net. It is sponsored by our internet provider so I guess, short of blocking it out which I don’t even know how, I have to bear with it not with a smile but through gritted teeth. Even my old PC conks out on me just when I am a bit inspired to write. They’re partners in crime probably.
The truth is I was not feeling well the past two days. I think I had too much of gardening, weeding and digging the soil, taking advantage of the sunny days. I even planned to repot some of my sansevieria plants and trim my Fukien tea plants. And it’s been like ages since I captured a bloom in the garden. It’s almost all green now except for the white flowers of my two dwarf calamansi.
Did you know that the actual flowers are the white ones on the tip of the yellow bracts ? These are so easy to grow from cuttings. When I have time, I’ll propagate more of this.
After so many years having this in the garden, I finally learned its name just the other day. It’s called Zebrina pendula more commonly known as Wandering Jew. It’s quite invasive so it needs heavy pruning. It easily thrives through cuttings and are best hung in a corner.
A friend just reminded me of my upcoming birthday. Some close friends and I have already celebrated it in advance a week ago at Vikings – Megamall. One of them came home for a short vacation and she treated us to lunch. I will share some pictures I took of the event when my internet connection is good. Birthdays are reminders that we are not only getting older but should be growing wiser with age too.
Color me yellow at least for today. Yellow is the lightest hue of the spectrum. The color psychology of yellow is uplifting and illuminating, offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness and fun. I need all these right now.