Flowers make me happy. Yellow flowers especially make me smile. What is your favorite color?
Actually, I love all colors and I have about every color on my patio. Above is a small corner of the flowers. There is also a rooster in that corner. See him?
The sweet potato vines are on either side of the door to the basement. They've almost taken over the other flowers I planted in the pots with them. There is a pink double petunia still visible.
I planted a few of the pretty double petunias this year and they have done well, so far.
Above the retaining wall on that end of the patio is the flower garden we just mulched a few weekends ago. It's hard to get a good photo as it slopes downhill so it looks much better in person than in this pic.
I planted several new perennials and a few annuals. The Stella's aren't new but are still blooming. One of the Salvia I transplanted is doing well. The Knockout Rose at the end has been attacked by the Japanese Beetles, so I'm not sure it'll survive.
Stormy wonders why I don't want her on my lap when I come in from watering and shower and put on clean, dry clothes. Even with central air, I sometimes turn a fan on to cool off.
I had been down in the back since the weekend but the watering still had to be done. We had a storm Saturday night and I think I might have pulled something Sunday afternoon while picking up small limbs in the yard.
The storm knocked our electric out here in town for about 6 hours. Thankfully the house didn't get too unbearably hot without the air on. My "lineman for the county" hubby had to work 12 hours beginning around midnight as there were numerous electric outages around the county.
I finally began feeling better Wednesday and went outside and finished picking up the remaining limbs while BG mowed after he got home from work at 2:30. They go in to work at 6:00 am during the hot weather months.
I could barely get in and out of the car with my aching back, but I went with my daughter to the Big Town Tuesday. She had a meeting to attend.
While waiting for her, I got a pedicure since there was no way I could reach my toes. It's hard enough to reach them when my back feels good. ☺ Btw, pretend you don't see the wrinkles on my olden toes.
The girl who did my pedicure laughed at the white marks on my feet where the strap of my sandals cover. I don't tan easily and I have to take off my shoes to prove I even have a bit of a tan.
I have to confess I've been getting a bit of a cranky on the past several days. This excessive heat and the bad back where I could barely lift my leg to put my capris on was getting to me. Oh, how I know things could be much worse. Been there, done that. But it's still annoying to not be able to get as much done as you'd like to.
I think the heat and humidity this summer is beginning to wear on lots of folks. I wonder if I can blame the weather for all the vitriol I read coming from the media and others?
I could possibly be called a news junkie. But I've about reached my limit on what I can read without getting really cranky. It is time for a time out. On the news, that is. Well, knowing me, that will probably last all of a day. :)
Now, I think I need to get back to the flower gardens in spite of the heat. There, at least, is something to make me smile. Nature always soothes the soul anytime of the year even if it means only standing at the window gazing at the outdoors.
Happy Thursday to you!