I love flowers. Flowers make me happy. So, this past week I went out to the Japanese DIY store, Makeman, and bought some new pretty flowers for my balcony. The weather is finally turning less hideous outside and I am actually able to sit outside and not melt instantly. A few of my plants that I originally bought shriveled up and died in the summer heat, including my herbs, but the herbs have made a comeback and are once again growing. I waited to see if some of the flowers would come back, but no such luck. At Makeman I bought 3 new pots (they had sunflowers on them and I couldn't resist), 4 pots of flowers and a pretty purple Thai basil plant.