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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
I enjoy looking up from the computer monitor in my office at home to see the contrast between the blankness of the wall outside and the slice of sky above it. It's relaxing. But I'm delighted to be experiencing an important variation in that view:

A few years back I had the inspiration to put a plant in that spot. I dug out a hole and built up a rim of rocks around it to collect water. We never extended the drip system to that side of the house, though, so I put the project on hold. And then, out of nowhere, this native plant -- we had one in the backyard a few years back -- ended up taking advantage of the location. It's a small thing, surely, but I'll take joy in any size, particularly in this time of incessant bad news.

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From: wondrousbeauty Date: September 13th, 2006 05:36 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
That's so lovely! I'd love to have that to look at every once in awhile as I was writing.

It is one of those cold blustery fall days here, which is also good. Very cozy. :)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 13th, 2006 06:43 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Tucson is great for flowers. Pretty much all year there's something blooming. And we're at the tail end of the rainy season -- the Monsoon -- so the air is really fresh and not too dry. Still, I do miss a more intensely autumnal fall. Loved that entry from your past, BTW!
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cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 13th, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Thanks. I knew it was mallow, but not what it's related to. I always remember that walk we took here in December, 2001 when you showed me how to tell what plants are legumes. Lots of legumes here.

It was great to see you, BTW. I'm grateful for your hospitality in so many ways.
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