Sunday, August 10, 2008

What's In My Garden/Lungs?

Another visit to my dr. revealed that, best case scenario, I have Bronchitis. She also had me get an xray and some blood tests - if those turn up anything weird, I'll find out Monday. So, probably what happened is I got a bad cold, which turned into a sinus infection, which turned into Bronchitis, which, hopefully will turn into a beautiful flower and we'll all live happily ever after. After looking at some images of what my bronchial tubes look like, I now understand why I'm so GD tired all the time.

I've been so depressed over my current health state that I broke down and bought what might be described as a self-help book (although I noticed the section of the bookstore was labeled "Psychology.") There was, I'm not kidding you, a dude curled up in the corner of the "Psychology" section, weeping.

I know everyone's missing the "What's in My Garden" entries of last year. I never thought it would happen, but I can identify just about everything in the yard. I never thought I'd be the kind of annoying person that was all, "Look at my liatris!" And "My coleus just isn't doing well this season" but, it turns out I am. There are two mysteries outstanding, however:

This one grew out of nowhere and overshadowed my delphinium, which really annoys me. I think it's going to get the boot because it's just not wowing me and it's too big. Does anyone know what it is, though?

This vine-y thing grew right out of our compost pile - it reminds me of our cucumber, but the leaf is different. I wonder if a vegetable is going to start growing out of it. Anyone have any guesses what it might be?


Carrie said...

Weeds. Just kidding, you and mom are on your own in this department. I wonder if I'll join in if I ever have "a bit of Earth." Do you have a big veg. patch and are you planting fruit trees? You could be self-sustaining. These are fantasies I have in my urban jungle.

clterry said...

I think Carrie is right. That is a weed w/poisonous berries(?). Get rid of it.

Gosh, hope you are starting to feel better.

Anonymous said...

They are weeds - I don't know the names but do know they are weeds. Give them the boot. Also give the boot to the synchronized diving with the tiny little panties on the divers. Can anyone figure out why the swimmers wear long underwear and the divers wear bikinis?


Special K said...

Thanks, mom. I'm going to yank it out!