Some friends who just returned from there bought me a beautiful picture book of Andalucía (you can see it on the table). I always like how they hang plants on the walls there and thus inspired I started to add a bit of southern Spain to my sunny dining room. I dug up and potted a big aloe vera plant yesterday. You can just see the top of it above the corner of the table. I also found an enormous clay pot out by the garbage today and brought it upstairs. I'll need a big tree to make good use of it. It's all cool until the plants die. I'm hoping that I have better luck in this apartment than in others. My last place was like a plant death camp.