"If Mohammad can't go to the mountain, let the mountain come to Mohammad."
As a writer, there are long swaths of time where time at the keyboard makes the garden just outside like a mirage to to a thirsty man walking across the dessert. Just out of reach.
Along with exercise and kisses - sunlight is an organic anti-depressant. Bringing my garden into my office is my way to avoid need for "pharmaceutical intervention" or vices associated with my profession.
Creating a bouquet of fresh flowers and herbs from the garden enlivens the senses. Trimmings of a half dozen Cinco de Mayo roses to stuff between trusses of blue Basil and a single exclamation point of scented geranium on my desk make it a holiday.
Anyone whose family has escaped dreary climates understands that what makes a day at the beach in Southern California delightful is sunshine. Why? The body responds emotionally to colors defined in full spectrum.
Admit it. We all know hydroponic suppliers know full spectrum lighting better than anyone else. The evidence: we humble homeowners struggle to keep a philodendron alive while a certain crop is invariably lush and healthy when the homes are busted. Usually with no one living there.
After years of struggling ill-repute- hydroponic suppliers are main stream. No need to park a block away to walk into the store dressed like a spy- in trench coat, dark sunglasses, hat and carrying cash. No. Pull up to the front parking spot wearing normal go-to mall clothes and use any credit card you haven't maxed out):-.
Bonafide Hydroponics in Brea set me up with my new office lighting. 3 low-profile linkable full spectrum fixtures. Gerry hung them in the closet cum bookshelf. No ugly fixture to look at. Just divine light at the flick of a switch.
A drizzling just a spot more pesto sauce and sprinkling of a tad more finely diced red bell pepper dresses up the appearance suitable for a party. Perfect to serve with a Bloody Mary or plain V8 Juice wih a celery stir stick..
Red and green- this combination is perfect for the visual tidings of the holiday season.