Day 5

Our allergies are raging, but oh, is it a gorgeous October day in Houston. Today marks the 5th day of the winter garden's existence, and we have noticed both tiny bits of lettuce seedlings, as well as confident little broccoli rabe peeping out of the soil, like so:

[caption id="attachment_11" align="alignnone" width="625"]Seedlings which appeared on the 4th day after sowing. Broccoli rabe seedlings which appeared on the 4th day after sowing.[/caption]

We're ecstatic. The sky is blue, there's a cool breeze from the South East, and the garden grows. As we take more time to be outside, we have the opportunity to see lovely friends like this one:

[caption id="attachment_13" align="alignnone" width="625"]An Ancestor, hanging in the Rosemary An Ancestor, hanging in the Rosemary[/caption]

Between being a shy model for photographs and turning away, s/he closes the eyes and opens them, and looks right into mine. In this, we see a dinosaur, an ancestor, a family member. You have two eyes, and so do I.