Four or five times a year I am off having commercials shot for my company. What this means is that I fly somewhere, usually LA, and then I sit and stare at a monitor and listen to dialogue and give a thumbs up or down with an ad agency to the director/producer. What it also means is that I eat a lof eggs, pastry, meat products, candy, pretzels, and rare endangered species while other people actually work.
So when I’m not thumbs upping or downing or eating komodo dragon, I am investigating my surroundings. Sometimes those surroundings are a stinky parking lot. Sometimes they are gorgeous wildflower fields. Sometimes they are an empty warehouse or hospital.
This house has gorgeous flower gardens front, side and back. In the backyard where we are stashed away, there is a very large chinese elm that shades the whole thing. Trellised wisteria, other… umm… flowers that I don’t know, and the most impressive grapefruit tree I’ve ever seen are off to one side of the house. Just off the driveway there is a large potting shed and a fenced garden plot.
And it’s in this garden plot that I am snooping. Not quite hands and knees yet, but I will soon move into that phase of the courtship.
There are 7 framed veggie plots. What remains (perhaps they will plant again soon) are some greens, onions, carrots, chard and an impressive afro of fennel. The soil needs some help, but so does mine.
Some of you may recall my garden snooping post from last year. I can’t kick the habit. So the question is, would you snoop as I am? It’s not like I’m going through their underwear drawers or anything… at least not yet.