Saturday, August 23, 2014
Soggy Saturday Stuff............
The orange zinnia seems to be the dominate flower this summer as both patches are filled with them. With all the rain it is great to have such great color to see.
Following the unintended orange theme, the first hardy geranium did capture by the camera as blurry orange. It usually shows yellow in the lighter areas of the flower. I just dead headed a lot of the blooms in this window box planter. The blooms you see are just now starting to bloom again in the next cycle of growth.
I will cleanse your visual palette by showing you this magenta color of zinnia. I think it will stop raining soon and that will be good. I need to walk Barney as he won't go out in the back yard alone when it even looks a little bit like rain.
We received sad news from our son yesterday that his father in law passed away. He had suffered from a stroke earlier the week before and he just did not recover from it. We are so sad for Patricia our daughter in law and her mother. Patricia comes from a strong Chicago family and the three brothers and she will band together to support each other and their mom. I don't know of the age of the dad but it seemed he wasn't that old in comparison to those who are living for so long these days.
We will have a low keyed day today as we both seem weary. It will help when the sun comes out and it dries a little bit. Southern Iowa is having a lot of flooding in places and the rains do keep coming. I hope all of you have a great Saturday and thanks for checking in today.