Three days and counting. Today? Recycle. Hold Mail. Hold NY Times. And more. Yesterday, I mowed the front yard and the corral and was pretty darned tuckered out at the end of the process, but I knew it was going to rain at some point today and tomorrow, so I thought I’d get that done.
These might be the last of the roses for a while. I need to add more to the Memorial Garden so there’s something else going on when the roses decide to take a break. The moonflowers have emerged from the ground but it will take a while for them to start climbing.
Much of the milkweed that is growing this year is tucked way back in the borders at the back of the property. I had to contort my body to get this shot of the flowers. They have such a wonderful scent. Have you ever seen millefiori flowers in a glass paperweight? These look exactly like them.
I have a friend who always manages to see a Monarch butterfly on her milkweed. That hasn’t happened to me. Wish it would!
I bought a hollyhock this year because I missed the volunteer that graced us with beautiful flowers for the past two years. So far, every bud has fallen to the ground before it could fully open. I took this photo this morning. Fingers crossed that an entire flower emerges.
I’m looking forward to my trip but so many flowers are about to open around here that I’m sad that I’ll miss out on that daily discovery.
Can I take my garden with me?
My friends saw three houses yesterday, all of which were wrong for them. But now they’re reconsidering the one that is only six minutes away from our cottage. I don’t dare hope!
By the way, we saw a black bear cub run across the road the other day (near to the house they’re considering). And my neighbor has seen one cross his driveway.
Okay. Time to get going.