”I mean, there's no point in sittin' around and cryin' about spilt milk. Gotta move on.” - Ted Turner
Torsdag har kommit och nästan gått! Hemma, sjuk, men bara köra på (med tillförsikt och två till tre mått ödmjukhet) hela vägen in i Söndag! 😃
This is my El Degas acoustic guitar. It is an old beat up thing. It is not worth much money at all. I purchased it used for maybe 200 bucks around 1997. I got it from a music store in Newmarket, Ontario called Fretworks. I remember that because the store sticker is still on the back. Fretworks is long gone of course. But I still take this guitar around with me plenty of places.
My El Degas holds a lot of value for me simply because it has grown up with me. It came with me to high school jam sessions. It was kicked over by drunks plenty of times while I played with friends at Lambton Hall residence in University. And of course it came with me on many trips to places with camp fires over the years.
More importantly, it is the guitar that I used to play Blackbird to my newborn son for the first time a few years ago.
He still loves that song.
It has scratches and chips and dents all over. The neck isn't quite right and the strings rattle sometimes. But I still love my old El Degas.
If you've listened to my cover songs on here, they are mostly played on my El Degas. It doesn't sound as good as plenty of better built guitars out there that could easily empty my bank account. But I have found that this companion is all I need when alone with my thoughts and a campfire.
Galangal flower, also known as blue ginger is a tropical plant but grows very well in Melbourne. This one is grown by a friend in a pot. The flowers have a pleasant scent which is a bonus.
i don’t use galangal in my cooking however ginger is an essential ingredient in most of my non vegetarian dishes. And to my surprise, this hot weather plant can also thrive in Melbourne (temperate) gardens. 😃
Here’s what i found out about growing ginger in Melbourne:
1. Plant the rhizome 10cm deep in a large pot, place in the green house if you have the luxury to have one. Fingers prefer a shady but humid environment.
2. The right time to plant ginger is in September. They need a long hot season to establish and grow before the cooler weather arrives.
3. Avoid having the roots sitting in water for extended period of time as the rhizome May rot.
4. Be patient as it can take weeks to sprout.
5. Harvest in April as the plant turns yellow and falls over.
Can’t wait for spring to arrive! 😜
What unusual plants have you grown in your garden? 🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍
12 1103 hours ago
P42: The one with the purple flower from Mumbai 🌸💜