Books,  Gardening

Weekly Roundup: First Blossoms and Re-Reading

This week the first little blossoms of my potted balcony wildflower garden bloomed with a few delicate white petals, a peek of red, and drops of purple. It’s exciting to see this handful of seeds transform each week, and I’m surprised at all of the growth I already have! I just hope I didn’t overcrowd them!

In other gardening news, against my better judgement, I planted some watermelon and strawberry plants in my shady apartment garden downstairs to see how they will grow. Sometimes that’s the best way to garden, plant what you want in the soil you’ve got, and see what grows. So far, so good.

Watermelon plant and wax begonias blooming in the background | Jeni

As for reading, last week I ventured into a new genre with Sea of Tranquility, a beautifully written story of different characters’ experiences with an anomaly in time.

I guess change inspires change, because this week I also want to do something that I don’t normally do and re-read a book. This week’s book choice was also written by a science fiction author, however the book for this week is not science fiction. Also, this is the only book I’ve read by the author. Today I am feeling nostalgic for this book, so I want to re-read Ursula K. Le Guin’s brilliant rendition of the Tao Te Ching, a very short but pensive read, Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way, a book I read (or listen to the audiobook narrated by the author) when I want a sense of focus.

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