I've slept so much since coming home that I've really not taken in what's
happened in the garden while away for just four days!
The trees are fully out. Shrubs are much larger, and the undergrowth - ivy
of several types, wild ginger with its white flowers, and other nameless
greenery, has run rampant.
The climbing roses climbed higher on the back fence along with jasmine
and honeysuckle, and Boston ivy and more jasmine are smothering the
side fence - perfume is heavy and lovely.
However, I do wonder why I planted those cute little ivy plants years
back, along with the wild ginger, both now so prolific and hard to control.
Bob moans about them every year when he heads out to attack them
with shears and brute strength when pulling out the yards of ivy.
On a sad note - something visited the finch nest in the hanging basket on
the porch whilst we were away. It's completely empty, all four newly laid
eggs gone, no sign of anything remaining which makes me think that
perhaps the large black snake is around again. . . . . . . that makes
Shadows and light. . . . . . . .as the sun glares down.
Unbelievably hot temperatures today - just reached 96F
here at 2:30 pm and will continue in the 90's throughout
the weekend. Have the garden hoses at the ready as I'm sure
my outdoor time will be taken up watering early each day, and
cooling off in the gazebo in a caftan, sandals with a cool glass
in the evenings. Thankfully I'm feeling back to normal but will
stay on the BRAT diet one more day just to be sure!
Enjoy your weekend and thanks so much to everyone who
wished me well again.
Whilst pondering life in the gazebo, or perhaps inside in the
a/c, I will get busy with preparations to travel again.
Yes, after so long and so many cancelations due to COVID,
we plan to take flight in two weeks time and will, at long last,
be heading across the pond to England to visit my family and
friends. Haven't seen them in 3 years, the longest time I've
spent away from home in almost 60 years!
Fingers are crossed that hopefully it will work out.