Bougainvillea in bloom
The monster Bougainvillea crawling up the back wall of our house is in spectacular bloom, so I figured I would take a photo and post it for all to see. It is truly magnificent. Besides, I just got a new little pocket camera that I purchased for the European trip so that I can photo blog from there, and I wanted to test it out.
While I was at it, I decided to take a picture of our breakfast table right inside the door you see opened on the picture above. The door with my practice golf clubs leaning behind it. If you walk straight in that door you run into MD’s chair at the table. Mine is at the end on the left with my back to the windows the Bougainvillea is draping over. Until I started this blog (and really up until just a few weeks ago when the comments really started coming in) I got up early every morning, made a cup of Americano and read both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal from front to back. Over the past month or so I’ve gotten up early every morning, fixed my cup of Americano and started dealing with comments. By the time I’m finished it’s late and I have to be off and about my business. I’ve taken to stacking the unread papers in a pile to the left of my chair. MD brings the day’s papers in and lays them to the right of my laptop, where you can see today’s sitting under my reading glasses; I usually read them, cut out an article if it interests me, and toss them. Lately, I’ve been simply stacking them as you can see.
MD has finally gone over the edge with all the papers stacked high enough that they’re ready to topple. She’s tired of seeing what she calls my boar’s nest at my end of the table festooned with stacked books, medical articles, and newspapers, so she’s making me (actually, she asked me very nicely) go through them – which is my plan this weekend – and get rid of them. In looking at the photo I can even see my pre-Mac Think Pad sitting on the back of the couch peeking through all the papers. God only knows what else is lurking under there once I get all the crap cleaned off.
I’m posting this just to prove that I really am overwhelmed with all the comments. Here is the photographic proof.