Now is the Month of Maying

Still haven’t had much leisure time lately, but May is here and finally had a free day to work in the garden.

The end of April-beginning of May is the wrap up of the opera season in Houston.  Last weekend was ‘Das Rheingold,’ the start of HGO’s four-year Ring Cycle.  I’ve never seen ‘Rheingold’ and was really looking forward to it.  The music was great, but the staging was typically bizarre.  The Rhein  Maidens were in plexiglass boxes filled with water.  Their costumes looked like something straight out of Barbarella.  Wotan, Fricka, Donner, and Froh were wheeled about on stage in these weird looking things that look like what the power company uses to fix transformers on power lines.  Loge went riding about on stage on a Segway.  Again – bizarre.  After the opera, we ate at Cook and Collins.  A nice place, but challenging to get to.

Friday was Carmen.  What can I say – it was Carmen.  We ate at Batanga, a really interesting South American Tapas bar.  I’d go there again.

So today was my free day in the garden.  I planted a couple of things.  Most interesting was a lantana which had been trained to be a topiary – I hope I can maintain it.

SI Exif

And my clematis is doing very well this year – enjoy!

SI Exif

SI Exif