Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Midsummer Garden Flowers
We had quite a bit of rain yesterday, and I could practically hear the garden sigh in appreciation. I've always loved the way the rain beads on the leaves of the lady's mantle (above).
We've got quite a few midsummer flowers coming into bloom now.
The lobelia had been overshadowed by a giant weed for much of the spring -- I was waiting to see what it was before I pulled it up. (Turned out to be a great willowherb.) I finally removed it from the pot and the lobelia bounced back and bloomed as usual.
The passionflower has put out lots of blossoms...
...as has the agapanthus.
This dianthus is from a couple of years ago -- it was looking pretty rough this spring so I cut it back, and now it's come out with fresh growth and new flowers. I thought these were annuals but this one just keeps chugging along.
The red-hot pokers have sent up several flower stalks.
In terms of non-floral news, there isn't much. I was home all day yesterday. I gave the bathrooms a deep cleaning, which they needed, and read a lot of "The Overstory." I also watched the rest of Netflix's "Snowpiercer" -- I waited to finish it because Dave didn't really like it, so I had to find time outside our normal TV viewing schedule. I think he missed out, but then, he didn't like "The Wire" either.
There's still no sign of my t-shirt from the states. This is the last entry on the mail tracking:
As far as I know, no one came to the door on the 23rd, nor have I been notified of anything. Why didn't they try to redeliver it on Friday, or yesterday? I suspect they didn't deliver it at all and it's actually being held in customs -- but who knows.