|Hosta 'El Niño' 30 July 2023|
In Buenos Aires around 1950, when I was 8, we had a live-in housekeeper called Mercedes Basaldúa. She was a fabulous cook and my favourite dish of hers was a carrot soufflé. I remember that my mother would say to her at about supper or lunch time, “Mercedes prepara la comida para el niño.”
Years later in Mexico around the mid-1960s when my mother lived in Veracruz and I visited she would tell our live in maid (I cannot remember her name) at breakfast time, “Prepara el desayuno para el joven.”
In December of 1967 I arrived with Rosemary and I at Veracruz, I distinctly heard her say, “Prepara el desayuno para Rosemary y el señor.”
The above is but an excuse to place here the many flowers from my one potted Hosta ‘El Niño’. This hosta is part of a group of hostas called Tardianas and I believe that their flowers are not only beautiful (even before they open) but they (the Tardianas) are also floriferous.
When Rosemary went home from the SPCA with our two orange cats 5 years ago they were called Mac and Cheese. I immediately changed their names to Niño and Niña.
Because I am filling holes in my blog, this blog which I am writing today July 30, 2023, I am placing it on July 27, 2023