Friday, July 21, 2006

NEW TOY

Just bought a new gadget...

A blood-red, four cycle Honda 25 cc engine grass cutter...

Those bamboo-like grasses at the slopes... they spread like wildfire...

But, didn't want to use chemicals to kill them...

Like the hair in my receding forehead, the grass in the slopes needs some occasional 'haircut'...

So, yours truly shall be busy cutting the grass perhaps once in two weeks...

Hard work, that is...

Meanwhile in the garden, the calabash (actually, just looked this word up in the dictionary) aka bottle gourds are forming beautifully...

The cucumbers are crunchy and the mini tomatoes, plentiful and sweet...

The loofah (again, just looked this one up in the dictionary too) aka sponge gourds dangle from the bamboo poles but the basil plants (my favorite spice) are still rather small...

The carpenters just fixed our new oriel (again, this one too) or bay window that protrudes outwards from the wall...

We look forward to enjoying the views of the sea from this window soon...

Weather-wise, the continuous heavy rains filled up our pond to the brim...

Hope the goldfishes will not jump out of the pond and commit suicide...