Here There and Everywhere

Expat wanderer

A Day in the Sun

Pensacola weather is shifting, from an unusually cold winter into it’s normal steaming summer. The day after I arrived, I headed for church, but while dressing I discovered I had nothing climate-appropriate, and ended up going to church on a cold day with bare legs.

Now the sun is shining, the big-box stores are advertising garden specials and I cannot resist. Even if I can’t live in my house, I can get some things started, and I am eager to start some bougainvillea; I love the way it doesn’t need a lot of water – it grew in the ground in Qatar, and flourished!

It is hard for me to go into a Home Depot, or a Lowe’s; I am still so greatly lacking in sales resistance. The garden section is loaded with temptations:

There is also a beautiful local market, Bailey’s, where I found some gorgeous and irresistable bougainvillea. Just enough, not too much. They also provided me with a six-pack of basil, and a couple gorgeous rosemary starts.

After getting the plants potted and in places where, God willing, they will flourish, I spent another hour pulling weeds out of the lawn. 😦

All in all, it was a great day in the sun. 🙂

March 29, 2010 - Posted by | Adventure, Arts & Handicrafts, Food, Living Conditions, Moving, Weather


  1. oooh
    Do you mind if I borrow a couple of these pictures for a project I’m doing?

    Comment by RoboGrrl | April 2, 2010 | Reply

  2. You are welcome, RoboGrrl

    Comment by intlxpatr | April 3, 2010 | Reply

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