Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 19: Rescuing Flowers

Last week, Mr. E bought and planted some flowers around the crepe myrtle tree in the small landscaping well in the entry area to our townhouse and in the welcome-mat sized rectangular landscaping plot right outside our front door.  In theory, homeowners aren't supposed to add their own plantings or flowers to these common areas, but that's a policy that often seems to be observed more by exception than compliance.  And considering that our landscaping vendor doesn't seem terribly creative or successful with the decorative plantings, we decided to take a chance and put in some of our own.

When I came home from the CAC this morning, I noticed that 2 of the little red dahlias had been broken off near the main stem, almost as if someone had stepped on them (Mr. E is convinced that the culprits were our next-door neighbors, who aren't always completely responsible and considerate).  So I decided to rescue the injured flowers by bringing them into the house to put into a small bud vase rather than leave them on the ground.

I hope the rest of the new lovelies don't fall prey to a similar fate!!!


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