Rain again last night but luckily not the damaging storms with large hail
other places in the southeast received.
As you can see, the 'reborn' amaryllis is doing beautifully and weathered the storm,
opening even more since yesterday's photos below. An additional surprise
is that it's not the salmon-colored one I expected, but perhaps 'Charming' from
back in 2018 which I must have planted out. I think this one is delightful.
A garden surprise is never unexpected, after all a garden is always a magical place.
However bad things sometimes happen.
A plant doesn't grow or thrive in the spot you picked.
A weather happening burns, freezes or soaks it, and an early death occurs.
It is eaten by a hungry visitor - of which there are many - here's a list of wildlife
that have been caught hanging out in my small garden over the years -
Black Rat Snake
Most have not just been one time visitors either!
Some, such as fox, squirrel, deer, feral cat, rabbit - have even birthed their young,
in trees, under the shed and gazebo. . . . . .or brought them along from the woods to
nibble, munch, crunch, trample and crush my lovely plants, shrubs, bulbs and flowers!
Do I get upset? Of course I do.
Do I give up on gardening? No, and never will.
The underground marauders are almost impossible to deal with - they love roots,
they need to eat.
The tree climbers escape to places we can't even see at such heights.
The burrowers will always hide out of sight goodness knows where.
The slithery ones are silent and move away effortlessly - and the poisonous
copperhead is the only one to really be scared of. . . . . and I am!
The beautiful deer of all sizes, though quiet and gentle, can really do a job on a
night time garden raid. Over the past few years, as more and more construction
has happened close to us and their natural habitat has been stolen from them,
we've been visited by deer in families as large as six at one time.
I'm really enjoying taking photos with the new iPhone11 Pro.
In fact I'm taking far too many of the garden but what else is there
Have a beautiful Sunday - perhaps next week, although
still at home, we will hear better news from around the
world. Prayers still needed, regulations must be followed.
Let's get those numbers down and hope people will
soon be able to go back to work.