Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

A Rose Grows in Fernley

It's a sign of how much working from home agrees with me that I slept in only an hour this morning, waking up before Amtrak's #5's normal pass of Fernley at 7:45. (It was two hours late this morning; I was there waving at it as it passed.) There was no reason to wake Lisa. I dealt with morning business over coffee and generally relaxed. After Amtrak's passage, I decided to walk down to the taco stand on Main Street and get one of their breakfast burritos. As I was walking back, I saw Lisa standing on the front porch. She had woke up while I was away, had noticed that one of our local rabbits was nibbling on some greenery right outside our front gate, and went to get the camera to take a picture. The rabbit had moved on by the time she came back, but she took a picture of me coming home instead.

In this photo, I'm walking along our sidewalk (Lisa really likes having a sidewalk inside our lot) from the travel trailer toward the front door, having entered through the "back gate" off of First Street. While coming in, I noticed that one of our two rose bushes had started to bloom, so when the light was right, we decided to take a picture of it.

This is one of two rose bushes that came with the property. We haven't done anything in particular to care for them aside from trimming away other types of bushes that have been trying to grow in their space; however, we do water them, in a sense, in that I've been pouring the coffee squeezings (from where I put coffee grounds from my French press) over one bush and Lisa sometimes dumps the water from when she's scrubbed a pot in which she's cooked pasta over the other. This photo is of the "pasta bush." The "coffee bush" is a different kind of rose and hasn't yet bloomed, although it's certainly growing tall; coffee seems to agree with it.

Both Lisa and I are anxious to get moving to Oregon. Today we are running errands for things we need for the trip. Meanwhile, we've been making a list of things we'll purchase while we have an opportunity to stock up from stores that aren't in Nevada or the Bay Area and from the land of no sales tax.
Tags: fernley house, kevin, lisa

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