A brief update: despite the fact that I can't think straight most of the time, and there are definitely not enough hours in the day in which to prepare for class, and drive kids around, I have managed to extend the extremely slow growing flower bed out front as far as the corner- a minor triumph, for which my back is paying the price. Oh well.
The sky flower is full of dangling purple-blue jewels.
Sun + flowers = Cathy's happiness
Even the Cross vine is covered in blooms, and really, doesn't look cross at all.