Coffee Shop III
As promised - a third edition of the Coffee Shop. I just looked back at the original Coffee Shop post and realized that we have now been open for 6 months. It really feels like longer than that but in a very good way. I think a few of us have come to know each other fairly well. And I know I have come to rely on all of you for my little touch of humanity.
It is so neat to see all of the new people too! I hope you will all stick around for at least another 6 months:-).
My mood has brightend significantly with the blooming of the daffodils and sasanqua. I have four sasanqua called 'Taylors Pink Suprise' that someone talked me into. When I originally ordered these shrubs I was adamant that I did NOT want pink. Pink is 'cute' and I am not a 'cute' person. He assured me that I would be happy with these and since he was giving me such a good price I accepted.
These flowers are unbelievably beautiful. I would never have thought that I would like a mass of pink flowers along the front of my house. They are huge and what a bright and pretty display they put on starting in February when everything else is brown cold and dreary.
The birds are now taking over the yard much to my delight. I switched from thistle and black oil sunflower over to a cheap bulk mixture. I can't believe what a difference that it made. We have eastern bluebirds, scads of robins, tufted titmouse, chickadees, I don't know all the different kinds of wrenns, wood peckers, and today I saw several doves. Also some kind of very small blackbird, cute and not at all aggressive like the bigger ones seem to be.
I don't know if I mentioned that I now have a very small (6x8) unheated greenhouse. It was a gift from my father in law. I was not sure that it would do very well but I now have two decent sized tomato plants, about 15 agave babies, portulaca seedlings, cypress vine seedlings, a strawberry plant with several small strawberries on it and some water plants (lilies and so forth).
As for coffee, my DD gave me a basket of Starbucks coffees for Valentine's day and it also had some Starbucks cocoa powder in it. I found that I really like the cocoa powder but the Starbucks not so much. Someone on this forum (was it eloise?) got me started on Yuban and I really like it the best.
Well, that is quite enough for a first post I think, I'm about out of breath.