The skies seemed innocent enough as I looked at them both west and east. The humidity was horrific. My midnight it was time for a cold front to come through and thunder and lightening followed. Large drops of rain at first came down with great speed. The rain was cold as Button and I were out in it at the beginning of it. We have had a good rain again and it has temporarily cooled off this morning. I have branches that have fallen from the trees with nature pruning them back for me.
My memories of petunias go back to when I was a kid and all that was sold in colors for petunias in southern Iowa was this gaudy, strong colored, red orange petunia. I think everyone thought that was the only color out there and I know stores only sold that color. I remember the town near us would fill up all their street planters with them every year not putting any other flowers with them.
I don't think they are so popular anymore as they are hard to grow in a hot climate. Most people have moved to plants that take our climate in a better way.
My mandevilla survived the indoors all winter and I have it back outside now. I think it should go into a larger pot. I don't see any buds forming on it.
This mini sunflower is going to bloom soon. It is growing from the seed from the bird feeder. I had one grow in the same area last year. I planted new sunflower seed this year and nothing came up. I planted leftover sunflower seed and that too did not come up. I must be doing something wrong with them. I can't believe that I planted them too deep. Anyway, no photos of large sunflowers will be blogged this year.
Crowded flowers reminds me of my internet mail troubles. I have always had a yahoo address as my mail for the Google account. Adding an iphone to the mixtures of companies has caused me to again loose all of my mail for the second time. When I look it up on the internet I find iphone people totally disgusted as the yahoo mail is dropped, deleted, cause to be eliminated on the iphone. It deletes my mail both on the computer and the phone. All mail is gone.
To make Google happier, I created a g-mail account. I will make it my primary address once I get it all figured out. I am going to abandoned yahoo for sure as I can't count on them anymore. When google bought off picasa and also blogger, the marriage was not all so great. I can view my photos in picasa now and also in Chrome photos. One friend warned me that picasa may get shut down as time goes on. As a former tech person for a school for a lot of years I find Google has really made a mess of things. I guess once I walk away from yahoo and once I get a new computer I will maybe settle down. I just hate it that I can't understand what is going on with it and I don't want to lose mail every few months.
If you emailed me and I didn't respond, I probably lost it. I will consider it a rough road for a while until I get my primary address going and everyone gets a hold of it.
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