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A-to-Z Challenge: Garden

Deviant Art: Darkosikman – Rain in Garden

I Love the Rain…

… because it nourishes my garden during a scorching summer day here in Texas. Hm, maybe it would be a different story if I live near a city where acid rain takes place: mutant flowers and creating a dangerous place to dance in. I have so many things I want to do and envision so many garden projects in my mind: trellises, canopies, pathways. My siblings and I have inherited our parents’ green thumb. Growing up, we had fun experimenting with growing with a bunch of things: grape trees, corn, lima beans, mango trees as our parents poured their efforts in growing squash, lettuce, peppers, mint, cucumbers, bitter melons, pear, persimmon, apple trees.

Right now, my boyfriend’s family has gifted me with a garden plot, and I’m learning how to work with the soil in this area. I leveled the garden by raking the ground and adding layers of topsoil. It’s fairly sandy and the climate can be very hot during the summer in this region. Gladiolus, dahlias, sunflowers, hibiscus, and bluebonnet flowers shot up into the air pretty well with no problem. Lettuce grew well during the winter. Squash and pumpkin vines climbed onto the fence well! I had trouble growing tomatoes and herbs.

Rain in Pop Culture

I also love rain soaked scenes in movies which seems to heighten the drama and emotions experienced.

Prince’s song, Purple Rain, inspired a Rain Room in a museum in Los Angeles, CA.

Los Angeles Times – In a tribute to Prince, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art decided that the water in the popular Rain Room installation would be turned purple. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)

Quotes about Rain

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Friday Follies: Ep 1.4 – Sticky Scandal

Psstt…..National Enquirer! After you’re finished dealing with the lunacy surrounding the story of Prince Charles, I got a question and a possible leading story for you! I came across this label that ensorcelled me today, and I’m dying to know what the scandal is!

All of the sudden, this gum was censored, and I’m wondering what sticky situation he’s been in to deserve such an honor! In fact, he’s wearing CENSORED as if he has just won a pageant! There’s no walk of shame here folks!

Was he playing a game of “Spin the Bottle” with his friends, and Juicy Fruit asked Rain 5 Spearmint here to spill the beans about a forbidden love tryst? All this time, I thought Spearmint was single?

He was so cool in his demeanor with us, you just thought that maybe he wasn’t amorous, you know? Underneath the icy menthol exterior layers, he actually might be a cinnamon fireball?!

Or….did Trident spearheaded the issue and dared him to share an embarrassing picture of himself getting pulverized by someone’s shoe? Perhaps, the image was too graphic for the public to see….

I’m intrigued by the mystery, and inquiring minds want to know. 😉


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Proscenium: Friday Follies- Ep 1.4
FOWC with Fandango: Tryst
Word of the Day Challenge: Lunacy
Daily Word Prompt: Ensorcell