Up early again this morning - not getting over jet lag too well this time but
finding small pleasures in waking before the sun.
Daylight seems to arrive much earlier, more so than usual it seems.
Five honking geese flew overhead as I picked up the newspaper from
the bottom of the driveway - baby birds are everywhere trying out their wings.
I changed out the floral welcome flag on the front porch and hung "Old Glory"
to honor Memorial Day. Coffee at 6:00 am and, on checking the weather here
via phone, it's already 72 and the expected high today is 95!
At 10 am I have have a nail appointment and then I'll hurry back home
to make a quiche - need to use up eggs. I'm cat sitting Ms. Nala
next door over the holiday weekend and will make a quick visit to
my daughter Kim on Sunday when she celebrates birthday fifty two -
where have all those years gone?
We fly to Northern Ireland Tuesday. Our first week shows rain, rain and
more rain, high only 60 with chilly nights.
Packing tomorrow. . . . . . needless to say warm clothes, cozy pj's, and
a pair of waterproof booties are going with me.
Irish summers are not like North Carolina summers!!!
Early evening yesterday - hydrangea gazing was a feast for my eyes and
I had to take some photos.
You my recall I cut these front porch shrubs to the ground September 2017
when the exterior of the house was re-sided and painted. Last summer,
due to a very late spring frost, although they had grown back the buds were
damaged and there were very few blooms. This year look what has happened
in the past week while we were in England. . . . . an amazing display.
I love these shrubs so much.
Hanging baskets still empty - Boston ferns will have to wait until we return from this trip.
Besides the hydrangeas doing so well, the Celeste fig is now at peak
display and I think looks beautiful thanks to the early spring pruning I did.
The stems of those lovely leaves are showing a riot of tiny figs.
Toward late summer hopefully we'll be picking and eating, and of course
the birds and squirrels will be gobbling up their share!
Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend wherever you may be celebrating,
and be sure to remember the true meaning of this holiday.