Surprise! The world didn’t end. OK, that’s just a joke because I didn’t figure it would. But, I did have a couple real surprises today.
There are wonderful papayas in Panama. I was told that if you toss the seeds in the garden they will sprout and you’ll have lots of papaya plants. Of course I had to give it a try! I tossed some along the wall in the back yard and nothing happened. Later, I tossed some more among some other plants in the front yard. Again, no signs of life.
So, I figured why not clear out a bit more garden space and plant some other things I had growing from seed, and SURPRISE! Under the ginger plant was a bunch of baby papaya sprouts.
I checked the front yard and again, SURPRISE, more baby papaya sprouts, these so newly sprouted they had only one set of real leaves.
Apparently I just hadn’t waited long enough – over a month. I’m just going to leave them alone for now but if they continue to grow, when they are bigger, I’ll transplant them to a more permanent home. Then, maybe I’ll have papayas!
If that wasn’t enough surprise for one day, we went to play tennis later in the morning. I glanced up to see a truck pulling out from the back area heading to the road, and who would be walking in the grass to get out of the way but Mr Iguana! I shouldn’t be totally surprised because we saw him once before, but I wasn’t sure if we’d ever see him again so I was happy about this surprise.
The day isn’t over yet. I wonder if there are any other surprises coming up!