Tuesday, May 16, 2017

around & about #YumaCO & back to the #Manor Tuesday #sol17

started with going out my back door past the rosebush (last year's photo) to walk to monthly #LYC meeting this morning at the Rural Communities Resource Center (RCRC or just "Resource Center). LYC or Linking Yuma County is an informal group of county organizations, agencies and volunteers sharing information and coordinating efforts. 

Afterwards, I stopped by Hardware Hank's across the street to add a small cultivator to my minimalist gardening hand tool collection and pick up something for the geriatric rosebush outside my back door. I'm not a gardener, but the rosebush and a companion with cream roses have been here longer than any current resident and survived two years with me. Time to step up my game. 

That's outside the back door. In front, where Doña Catrina holds court over ornamental animals -- yellow and blue pig, red chicken, several butterflies and an owl -- and an enameled metal sunflower, I'm growing Kali tragus (tumbleweed) out of contrariness. That's the same reason I decorated a tumbleweed for Christmas. The porch posse, self-appointed gatekeepers of Manor norms, told me I shouldn't and that (misnamed) "Russian thistles" were inappropriate. I guess they didn't read the t-shirt. Anyway, that's another story.

Another stop and home again to feed the roses, myself and then take an afternoon nap.

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  1. Those roses are beautiful! I should write about some of the flowers around my yard sometime. Thank you for the visual to go with the slice.

    1. thanks -- I hope the shock of getting fed and "medicated" won't overwhelm zir. Often I start with the image and see where it takes me.