This one is supposed to be another update concerning the small and trivial things that make up my day-to-day home life - small and trivial they may be, but still they do matter to me in their own way, and my life would certainly be less rich without them.
My previous update (concerning pretty much the same things) can be found here, if you are interested.
Let's start with my cat:
She has certainly put on some badly needed weight, and her fur is growing back nicely; it is almost back to its former length, just without the knots.
When I pick her up, she feels a lot more compact and heavy than just a few weeks ago, so the new medication she has to take twice a day for her thyroid problem seems to work well.
Also, she is a lot less nervous and appears calmer.
How are the little forget-me-nots doing?
They are positively thriving out there on the window sill! Look at these two pictures - the first one was taken on June 2nd, the next one only four days later. The basil seems to like its neighbours, too:
And now, another ten days later, the forget-me-knots are "tall" enough to peep over the rim of their terracotta home. Although they will not blossom this year, my hopes are up for next spring, if I manage to make them survive winter.
There are more things looking good around here - the cherries, for instance.
In what felt like no time they went from green to red to deep red, and 1 1/2 weeks ago, I picked a handful off the tree straight from my kitchen window:
My neighbours have been contributing to the good things, too. If you go to the search bar in the top left corner of my blog and type in "neighbours", you will find one or two older posts where I have mentioned them before.
Among other things, they have grown a mulberry tree in our garden (I say "our", because it really is as much my garden as theirs, but as they live downstairs and have a child and do all the gardening, I leave it entirely to them). The mulberries are very tasty, sweet and juicy, and the other day, Murat gave me a bowl full:
His mother made some Börek a while ago (puff pastry filled with spinach and sometimes minced meat, spiced very nicely) and rang my doorbell with this plate in hand - it was still warm, and althouth I had already had my dinner, I finished that, too :-)
There's more, but I am going to stop now with the very first raspberries of this season, from my parents' garden - and I wish I could add their scent to this posting!