Edelweiss in front of my custom-bred petunias.
It’s Midsummer Day, when the day is longer than any other day of the year, but I don’t have any cool druid friends around to jump over a bonfire with, so instead I am posting pictures of my edelweiss. I’ve never successfully grown edelweiss before and am very proud of it. (Even though the cat ate some of the flowers off of it!)
Here’s a blooming black petunia to cheer the momentous occasion of getting my internet back.
Here’s the view from my balcony this afternoon.
Also, some views of my balcony garden.
And some more petunias about to bloom very soon:
The humble petunia: so much happiness in such a small, cheap, easy-to-grow package.
I hate to my fucking core that “beauty” in a woman has nothing to do with a look of intelligence, happiness or anything complex, human and deeper than bone structure and the colours and size of your respective bits, not to mention having no sign of encroaching death by way of a wrinkle or flesh giving in to gravity.
Commenter Lizor, on this epic thread at Nine Deuce’s blog
Yet more proof that beauty is an oppressive concept when applied to human beings. One of these days I’m going to have to write a blog post of my own on this subject.
And that poor petunia looked much nicer at the garden shop. It had to survive being stuck in a bag and walked 5 km home. I’m surprised the bloom even survived. I’ve bought some flowers for my window boxes and today I’m going to plant them.