I’m experimenting with various plants in my back yard to see what I like and what grows here. One plant is a dianthus called “Duchess of Westminster”. I have only grown annual dianthus plants before. This is a perennial, honest-to-goodness carnation. I got it from my favorite mail-order plant place, Logee’s. They describe it as being a good bloomer, and having a strong fragrance. Nice!
I received it in the spring of last year. I planted it in a pot and gave it a nice, sunny location. It grew a little bit, but didn’t flower. Dang.
But the other day I went out and saw this:
Yay! Blooms! I can’t wait for them to open so I can smell them. Mmm…
This is a busy week. I have evening commitments Monday through Friday. Yesterday was only Tuesday, but I was already feeling it. When I stopped at the grocery store to get something for chapel this morning, I saw some big, beautiful artichokes, so I got some.
I had one for dinner. It was delicous.
It was a little hard to scrape the leaves with my teeth, because the bottom front ones are missing. I sort of had to bite with the side of my mouth.
The drawer I keep my wraps and storage bags in fits everything pretty well, but my sandwich bag box had space behind it, and would keep sliding to the back of the drawer.
I had been looking for something to put behind it for a while, but getting something just the right size was proving to be difficult. But I finally discovered something that worked: cut-to-fit cardboard packing material!
When I’m eating at my desk at school on weekends or evenings, I often open up YouTube to watch a short video. Usually, it’s something from Bible Project.
Yesterday, I watched one of those, then clicked on a suggestion in the sidebar. It was a video about different denominations. It was interesting to watch, but partway through, I was surprised to see people I recognized:
The upper right corner of the video is a picture from when I lived in Maui. The synodical president visited us for our church’s anniversary. The guys on either side of him are my old pastors! Ha! How fun! They’re famous!