Saturday, June 27, 2015
A Little More Sun, Please
I like that quote, and what is giving me joy today is that touch of blue. Blue means clear skies and sun, a couple of things that we have missed much of this summer. Yesterday was in the 60's with rain, the day before, rain, the day before that, rain. etc etc. But....because of all that rain, the garden is flourishing, growing literally by leaps and bounds, except for a couple of tender small plants that the bunnies have decided they can't do without. ARGHH!! And it has contributed also to the abundant weed count. My exercise consists of bending and pulling, bending and pulling.
I bought a morning glory vine at Ace Hardware in the Spring and she is doing marvelous. Love those heart shaped leaves and the light that illuminates from the center of the flowers has always fascinated me.
The Day Lilies are beginning to bloom. There are a myriad of colors scattered throughout the garden, always a pleasure to see each one bloom.
And the Monarda (Bee Balm) is about ready to burst. I love it in bloom, it attracts bees and butterflies, which is a photographer's delight!!
The hydrangea that never bloomed last year is blooming with more blooms coming. Oh that makes my heart sing.
Honestly I am surprised by the growth considering the lack of sun, but I guess it is making up for less sun with more rain. Mother Nature continually amazes and baffles me. Here we are drenched in the Midwest and the West is so dry. A little balance is definitely in order, please.
I hope you have had a great week, and a good one to come. I leave for Paris in exactly 2 weeks from today. Excited, you bet, even a little nervous over the prospect of seeing so many beautiful sites and wanting to capture the moments. Everyday is planned and scheduled except for one, and I think I will venture on a walk on my own thru some off-the-beaten paths. I have a plan, I just hope the weather cooperates since there is only that one day to venture by myself.
Until next time.....