Archive for April, 2011

Super wasteful day

It started when I took out the recycling and found in the empty blue bin in the alley a terra cotta pot with amazing potting soil, a heavy modern gray pot also with good potting soil and a long skinny empty planter, too.

pots found in trash april 2011

Ok, fine, I fished them out, cursed the frivolous former owners for not just putting these unwanted goodies on the ground or on top of the bins like everyone else and moved on to clean them out and plant stuff in them. Their loss = my gain.

Then I spotted in another neighborhood alley what looked like a tall white trash can I wanted to grab. Drove by to investigate, found an entire jewelry box full of decent costume jewelry in the top of the trash along with all kinds of other things: clean new clothes basket, another silver trash can…

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scavenged box

Is everyone so stinking wealthy that they can afford to just throw away perfectly good things?

Must be the first world around here in the 60622. It makes me angry, such blatant wastefulness.

Tiny purple peeks of spring

In the backyard.

yard purples

Hyacinths?

purple

Some kind of violet?

The return of the lettuce

All by itself, it popped up in the box where it grew last summer, like nothing happened.

lettuces returned

I shucked off the dead leaves and there it was!

Now start growing

moonflower inside

inside

moonflower popped

The waiting game, UPS style

Coming soon to my house and garden:

Hurry up, Mr. Mailman, before it gets cold again!

This isn’t a real infinity dress!

Got fooled by Butterick.

Their new B5606 looked like one of those old infinity — you can wear this dress 72 ways! — dress patterns. I just sold a vintage black knit infinity dress because it was just too big for me, and was excited to give it another try.

Alas. This is just a tank dress with long knit wings, I discovered at the store.

Serves me right for ignoring the line drawing.