It takes real skill to choke on air, fall up the stairs and trip over nothing. I have that skill.
Yes, I am gifted that way!
I choke on air quite often. My only excuse is that I have asthma, but I honestly don’t think that is the cause!
I fell upstairs as a school kid. It was an odd experience suddenly to come face to face with the steps. The only injuries sustained were footprints from all the girls behind me, who just carried on walking! Still, it was much better than falling downstairs, which I’ve done a few times.
And it was only the other day that I tripped over nothing. I was walking round the pool and my feet went wrong of their own accord. I managed to right myself before face-planting and fortunately I didn’t fall in the pool – which I have done in the past!!
This is my third lavender bush over many years. They all up and die on me at some point. Though this is only a year old, I think that Sparky the squirrel has been digging around in the roots, burying nuts!
When I saw that all the green had gone, and my lavender plant looked shrivelled up and dead, I trimmed it back a little and added more potting soil.
After a short time I noticed new green growth. It looks like it may survive after all!
It is a lovely time of year here in Cape Town. The roses in this rose garden are bursting into new life. Every other plant in the Cape is blooming away too, helped by some recent good rainfalls. Hooray!