Whew! The summer-like weather has kept us Outside mingling our work and relaxation. I’ve been away from the keyboard more and more as I rely on my phone for my internet fixes.
Just as the humidity was becoming unbearable, the rains have arrived. I awoke to the rhythm of a straight-down-pour, almost invisible to my sleepy eyes. I’ve spent the last week watering the gardens first thing every morning, so this was welcome. As I was checking my a.m. routine folder, I heard a pop–or was it a plop? I am the worst at following sound, always swearing it’s over there when it’s really over There, but it picked up speed and I was able to spot it about 9 feet away: a leak from the roof. Casey was still snoozing, so he got a rude awakening. I put a pan under the leak and he went upstairs to check it out and place a pan up there. Nothing can be done until the rains stop in a few days. It’s always something, ya know?
The roses have obsessed me. I think they will be all right (next year), but it has driven me crazy that they sit right in the front of the house, a testament to my poor gardening skills; they also look rather dead, no leaves at all. Last year I experienced a similar Rose Disaster and so I had 4 “extra” over in the north garden that were unaffected by the slugs. I angsted and angsted, hampered by my sick need to keep things symmetrical, and finally came up with a solution. It involved moving all but 2 of the uglies, putting the 4 extras in, and filling in with daisies. I’m Still not happy with the 2 that I left, but not nearly as obsessed.
Oddly, the one off by itself on the south side is just beautiful, no doubt due to my superior gardening skills!!
We had the Jr. girls over on Memorial Day, which just happened to be Michael and Jessica’s 13th (!!) wedding anniversary. The grandies and I went to the zoo in the morning. The afternoon was spent in the pool. The happy couple joined us for supper.
When I get too anxious over my gardens and responsibilities, I like to take a walk down to the woods, sit in my thoughtful spot, and admire Mother Nature’s work…it’s definitely not symmetrical, but its chaos is beautiful…