before the rain

We knew to expect heavy rain and stormy conditions for the 4th of July.  The roses must have known as well – they gave us their all just before the buckets of water fell.  And continued to fall ALL. DAY. LONG.  Farewell barbecue picnic!DSCN7515

This New Dawn climber is only two years old.  She certainly knows how to turn on the charm.  Could it be that those chopped banana peels had some influence on all of this beauty?  I’m pretty faithful about digging them into the soil around the roots of my roses.  The above mentioned buckets of water completely shattered this glory, but I was happy to have taken the image before that occurred.DSCN7520DSCN7526There are poppies everywhere I look – I’ll be able to send lots of promised seed to my friend Pratima this season!  They somehow survived the damaging storms.DSCN7513Quilts were aired out before the storm and dogs brushed . . .DSCN7512And I got busy working on a sweet garter stitch cardigan for Adeline –DSCN7522DSCN7523I also prepared and consumed far too much holiday food.  I’ve spent the day being unfocused and downright lazy.  No weeding, no planting or pruning, no housework or cooking … unfamiliar territory for me to be so unmotivated!  I think I’ll go to bed early.

Today’s Buzz; In the herb garden be sure to plant heathers, lavender, rosemary and thyme.  You will be providing your bees with some of their favorite blossoms.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Independence holiday weekend.

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About jody

mother of two amazing individuals, daughter, sister, artist, partner - devoted to knitting, quilting, gardening,writing,painting, reading, sewing, longing to live by the sea
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