Yesterday morning at 6:30 a.m. my husband witnessed a horrific accident. A pedestrian crossing the highway was hit by a car going at very, very high speed. I couldn't even bear to hear the details. It just doesn't make sense to me that on an empty highway so early in the morning something like that could happen.
While visiting Piece O' Cake today, I came across this inspiring video called Before I Die. It's amazing how one simple idea can have such an impact and then ripple around the world. Lovely, wonderful things do happen; we just don't often get to hear about them.
At the beginning of this year, when we were still in the "winter months", our balconies were filled with beautiful plants. This picture of Jingles watching the world go by is one of my favorites.
Unfortunately, all that beautiful greenery perished in the summer heat. So in an effort to green things up again, we made a trip to the plant souk yesterday afternoon.
Even though our temperatures are still at least 110 every day, mornings and evenings are a little more bearable. I spent several hours yesterday and some time today repotting everything we brought home. Imagine my surprise when one of the old plants that I thought was a goner actually bloomed today.