Well Now, That’s Better!

You have no idea how bad it was before!


This is nothing glamorous, or colorful, or even particularly well photographed. But it’s a chore that I’ve been avoiding for months. After two weeks of #ShelterInPlace, I decided that enough procrastination was enough, and I’d better get to it! Now the balcony is tidy, with dead annuals gone, extra potting soil put back in the bag, and the various now-emptied pots neatly stacked on the out-of-the-way small kitchen balcony. Even the additional fallen branches that I had collected from downed tree branches during the winter have been added to the “branch display” at one end, rather than piled in a heap right in the middle. Everything is now ready for new spring plants, once I can venture out to get them. Or maybe I can look into whether the small plant nursery is delivering. Hooray for ticking a neglected chore off the list!

Posted for the Ragtag Daily Prompt: Better


Friday Flowers

I think one of the things that we as photographers have, or any any artist that can work solo has, for that matter, is that while we are confined to our homes during the COVID 19 pandemic, we still have the ability to create and share something that is beautiful. So here is my Friday offering: flowers growing from a friend’s balcony. The photo was taken 3 ½  weeks ago, just as they were beginning to flourish.