Another gray day here in the desert. Although winter time is our rainy season, we never know exactly how much we will get from one year to the next. This year definitely seems like it is going to be a wet one.
In addition to feeding cats on my daily walks, I also wind up picking up garbage. I can't stand to see litter all over the place so when I find an empty plastic bag laying around, I'll pick it up, fill it up and then find the nearest trash can. A little each day lets me feel that I'm at least doing my part to leave a space better than I found it. Wet trash sure is a mess to clean up, though.
The kitty in the picture is Stella. She lives by the park and found me sometime around June so I've been feeding her ever since. She's obviously found a dry place to hide because I never find her wet after the storms. Every time I think I should grab her and get her spade, I realize she's pregnant again.
Thought I'd share with you my journey of joy with planting seeds from a store-bought cantaloupe in June.
Sprouting happened pretty quickly and the vine surprisingly grew and flowered a lot over the summer. But it wasn't until the weather started to cool off and the bees returned that the magic really began.
This is my first time growing cantaloupe and I'm doing it in a big pot on my balcony, so it's pretty exciting to see the process.
There's three at different stages of ripening now. I sure hope they like all the rain they're getting. Even if for some reason we never get to eat them, just watching the whole growing process has been a joyful thing to witness.