Anyway, it is the 15th day of the month, when those of us who blog about our gardens are supposed to run outside and take beautiful photos of what is blooming there. As it happens, I was thinking about Carol today because I'm going to see her in a couple of days at the annual Garden Bloggers Fling. The Fling is this amazing, nearly indescribable gathering of garden writers, and is in effect what passes for a conference if you happen to be one of that tribe--only instead of sitting through boring academic papers, we go tour gardens and talk about writing. The academy could take a lesson from this.
So, while thinking about Carol, I also happened to pass by this rather spectacular ice plant, which to my eye looks rather stunning in its big blue pot, and thought, "Aha!"
In other news: Tomorrow I'll be reviewing this book as part of a virtual blog tour by the author, Lorene Edwards Forkner, who appears to be a woman after my own tinker heart: