Photos · · Tucson

October Plumeria

Plumeria

We've been looking for clay pot planters at yard sales because buying them new can get expensive. People at yard sales often just want to get rid of them, so they'll practically give them to you. At one recently, there were a lot of planters and a lot of succulents. We came home with some of the pots and this plumeria.

Notes · · Tucson

Christmas in October

Sooner than later all sorts of people will be up in arms about people saying Merry Christmas again. I think I'd settle for people just saying good morning to each other again.

Links · · NYT

What it means to be silent

Literature, because it is made of language, returns language to us. If we have the words, we are not silenced, although we learn, through the enforced quiet of reading, what it means to be silent. – Jeanette Winterson

Photos · · Tucson

Citrus reveal party

Citrus reveal party. We moved into a house in May with a diligent little citrus tree in the yard that looks like it’s been cut down a few times but keeps coming back. When it bloomed we compared the

Citrus reveal party. We moved into a house in May with a diligent little citrus tree in the yard that looks like it’s been cut down a few times but kept coming back. When it bloomed we compared the flowers to those on trees at the nursery. Our best guess was that it’s a lemon tree. But we were prepared to love and squeeze and savor its fruit whatever it might be. It turns out it’s a lime tree, and to be honest that’s what we were hoping for.