Look how dark the landscape is! This was around ten in the morning and the water was almost black. The sun is hiding somewhere behind that big gray cloud. The horizon isn’t level, but considering I was on the car deck of a very rocky ferry boat I’ll consider it a win. Wow, was this boat rocky! Usually there’s just a slight sway or nothing at all but this ferry ride caught every wave. Bleh.
So I went off island to visit my grandma in Salem with my mom. We had some business to take care of regarding my late uncle. (Thanks for the comments everybody.)
Below is her tomato pincushion complete with pointy needles. She is an excellent quilter currently working on an applique project. I felt the need to picture this veggie in it’s natural habitat. See the purple plant in the background?
My grandma is an African violet aficionado. She has over twenty blooming in her room of all different colors. They are all lined up on the window sill, soaking in the few light rays Oregon has to offer. Her secret technique is watering them from the bottom with hot water.
In first grade I got a little chive seedling from Mc Donald’s. Weird, huh? I wonder if they’ll ever bring the gardening theme back to Happy Meals.
Anyway, I grew it with my mom on the dining room window sill. When it outgrew its tiny pot the chive plant went live on my grandparent’s farm in Yamhill. My grandma planted it in her garden and kept it alive for about ten years. Nothing says ‘I love you’ like fostering a Mc Donald’s chive plant for a decade.