Thursday, August 4, 2016
Thoughts and Things for Thursday.........
As homeowners we find ourselves wearing many different hats. The sink drain was giving us problems. The caulk used by me many years ago when I insialled the unit must not have been the right kind of caulk. The caulking did last over 25 years but if eventually must have dissolved. While washing dishes we started having a problem of the water rushing through around the drain fitting and down under the sink. I bought the unit new and put it all back in for another 30 years. I used plumbers putting to get the job done.
The surprise lily, which was not a surprise at all, bloomed its flower yesterday afternoon. The flower itself puts up a stem and all these buds form and it puts out a few flowers at a time. The weight of the buds and blooms causes the stem to give out from the weight and the stems, every one, leans over to hit whatever else is growing around it. I try to stake them up a little as the look like something has knocked them over.
It looks like there will be a total of eight blooms on that hollow stem. When I looked at my neighbors surprise lilies they are up all around the base of a tree. They all have their stems falling to the side of each other looking like a bunch of x's.
The multi-flora rose is blooming again putting out these little buds. I need to weed around it some but right now we have high heat and 91% humidity. It is not comfortable to be outside today.
The William Baffin rose put out one more flower. I keep checking out there as after all the many blooms that I already did have, the shrub seems to put out a few blooms.
The weather today effects everyone. Our house doesn't cool that well but we manage. The day is just a wash in being able to get outside work done. I hope everyone is staying comfortable where ever you live and that you are safe. Thanks for stopping by today.