Despite being bug-eaten and brutally battered (by San Geraldo’s cyclonic winds), our three beleaguered bottle brush bushes are blooming (along with much more on our terrace and around town). It’s been looking a lot like spring.
|BOTTLE BRUSH IN BLOOM ON OUR TERRACE.
(CLICK FOR A CLOSER LOOK … AT THE POLLEN.)
This is our one-year anniversary on the beach and I do remember that our first few weeks here were not very pleasant weather-wise; so I expect we haven’t seen the end of winter yet. Temps won’t even hit as much as 20C/68F every day. As a matter of fact, I think tomorrow is only supposed to reach 19C. Woe is us.
|AND LOOK WHAT’S IN BLOOM ON THE TERRACE AT CAFÉ MANILA.
BOTTLE BRUSH SLUSHEE! (UNPOLLENATED.)
I’ve finished this round of antibiotics. My swollen glands are almost gone (and never got very bad this time). I’ve lost about 4 kilos (9 pounds), which I did not want or need to lose. My clothes are hanging off me. I’m tired. My stomach is still unsettled. I’m not the most charming company (to say the least). And I sigh a lot. *SIGH*
But, as Scarlett O’Hara said, “Tomorrow is another day.”
Maybe I’ll wear my new swimsuit to the beach… Watch the video to see