Monday, June 7, 2010

Urban pastorale

My friend A says I need more pictures in my blog. This is the waste stack that sends sulfurous fumes over our deck.

This is the view of the vertical parking lot next to our deck. It's interesting to eat dinner under the stars as Priuses rise and fall at your elbow.

This is Other's favorite plant: a bamboo that shoots eight feet into the air and shields our bathroom window from the eyes of our neighbors across the way.

This is my favorite plant: a fern. I'm not sure how old it is, but it was on our deck when we moved in almost 30 years ago. I think it's a fiddlehead.

This is a zinnia. Or is it a dahlia? Anyway, we just got it last weekend.

These are called black-eyed Susans. But they're not really black-eyed Susans.

This is a hydrangea. The photograph cannot convey the wonderfully deep blue of that lacy flower.

I can't remember the name of these, but they're adorable, no?


A said...

Thank you, Mia, for these glimpses into your charming, homegrown fucundity (except for the glowering waste stack).

Mia said...

Fecundity—yikes! Sounds dirty.