Heavy rain for the entire day along with boisterous, gusting high winds this morning.
Twigs, catkins, even small branches showering down on the roof. . . . . . . . . and
with our big old trees I get nervous in storms such as this!
I'm sure many of the now full blooming azaleas and 'snowballs' will take a beating.
I've started a small vegetable plot. On Sunday, my neighbor was kind enough to
till up this old bed where we grew tomatoes for several years - but haven't used
for the past few summers. The soil seems great and looks healthy - a few
tomato plants, perhaps a couple of peppers and an eggplant should do well.
The potting shed is so useful and often hides surprises!
On our recent trip to see friends in the Charlotte, NC area, we found this
birdhouse to replace the very old one now falling apart on the post in the
front garden. We've had a new post put in but won't exchange the houses
until the current nesting 'homeowners' have moved out with their
offspring. Love this one because the whole roof can be lifted off and the
six compartments are attached so can be cleaned out easily at the end
of each nesting season. The bright copper roof - covered for transport
to prevent fingerprints - will eventually weather to a lovely patinaed green.
. . . . . and last, but by no means least, let me introduce Gruff.
This cutie pie came over with my neighbor, and whilst tiling the garden bed we
became good friends. Gruff was here for the weekend whilst his very lucky owners
were away, and I just have to say he is the friendliest, best behaved, obedient little
dog I've ever met. I fell for him big time, did a little photo shoot, and am trying to
find out what breed - or perhaps mix - this lovely boy is.
Anyone have an idea? He's 8 years old, never barked, did as he was told
with just a few words, and loved to cuddle.
Hopefully my neighbor will mind Gruff more often so I can spend
more time with him!
So what to do on such a bad weather day?
I have plans. . . . . . . so must away.
Have a good week dear readers. . . . . . and tomorrow I think Scribble Picnic
will be back so please stop by here again - the theme is Quilt(s).