Wednesday, July 17, 2019
This is a closer look of one of the paintings with then new oak frame.
One of the first zinnias to bloom. They plants are at a wide variety of ages with some six inches tall and others tall and blooming.
The second bloom is here. In less than a week I should have dozens of blooms.
The petunias have really grown in the past few weeks. These are planted next to the hardy geraniums and it is a large pink spot of color. They blend in so much that they are really noticed among the pink geraniums.
We have received some rain this Wednesday morning and it was really needed. We haven’t had rain for a long time. My yard was turning brown and that seems too early in our summer season.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
I missed a day of blogging. I guess I was too busy watching the birds. I had filled the bird bath and the dove was enjoying it.
My neighbor thinks he had hail damage and he got insurance to pay for most of it. We were not home at the time of the hail so I didn’t see what happen. If we had hail damage I can’t see it as the shingles are fading anyway. The neighbor said our shingles are nine months newer than his as he saw ours go on the roof in 2004.
It reminded us of when the sunroom and deck was put on but we had a lot of less people shuffling around. Our noise was for nine days as theres was a lot less time. I am in wonder how I forget to blog yesterday but I don’t go back to fill the gap. I had plenty of photos to share for yesterday but it just happen. Thanks for checking back in today to see me return. Have a great day.
Sunday, July 14, 2019
The hot air help to create many different patterns in the cloud. This morning’s view is almost the same as this last night's view. Our week is a promised heat wave with very little cooling down at night.
I have found a new plant since the old deck was removed and the sunroom was put it. I guess it was growing under the then stairs. It looks like a hosta sort of but I guess it could have bloomed in the spring. I will have to wait until next spring to figure it out.
The hosta plants are putting out a lot of blooms this summer. Most of my hosta are on their second year being planted where they are so they are full, mature plants. There is a house down the street on a north south street that must have the "sum and substance" hosta. It is huge and I am now on the look out on how to purchase the plant. I have never seen it at a nursery. Can you see the photographer in the gazing ball?
I grew up with parents that called this rose moss. As I moved out of the southern Iowa culture I was being corrected by many that it is moss rose. I call it the right name now without thought. I bought this late and got it into my granite pan and it is doing very well.
It is Sunday and we will be off soon. Our forecasters gave today a rating of “irritating” so it won’t be nice to be outside. I wish you all to have a great day. Thanks for stopping....by.
Saturday, July 13, 2019
I put out seed in the bowl to attack the mourning doves but I also get all the young sparrows and house finches.
It is a warm day today and the grass already looks like it isn’t getting enough water. It does not take about two or three hot days to move us into summer heat and hot summer weather. Thank you for stopping by today.
Friday, July 12, 2019
A volunteer tomato is grown among the marigolds. One can’t eat marigolds so the tomato plant stays. The clover weed can go if I remember to stop by and pull it.
When the zinnias finally germinated they are really now taking off, filling up the area. I am really happy with the raised bed. I have two bags of dirt ready to add to the bed but I may have to add a few ups at a time to not mess with the plantings.
I painted the end of the old kitchen at the old place today. The 1900’s cedar is still on that one side and it just not hold paint. I have replaced most of the old cedar on the whole house but there were some areas just did fine without replacement. I scraped on it on Tuesday and again today while putting on a new coat of paint. I could scrape down to the original white paint on cedar in some of the places. I did get the job done and it looks so good. I have some trim boards around windows to repaint the next time I get up there. Painting and scraping is hard work but the moving the ladders really tires me out more. I painted most of the kitchen part with step ladder but when I got to the peak I knew that I was not going to dangle on the step ladder to get to it. Cosmetically the whole side looks so much better but I could see that siding really needs to be replaced.
It is Friday already. The week has flown by this week. We spent one day taking a friend to the doctor and yesterday with friends from Colorado. It shortens the week but it was a good week. I thank you for stopping by today.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
The coffee shop is smaller but very nice. We knew we would talk for a long time so we sat outside at the tables.The weather was a cooler morning and we didn’t get too much sun until the last time of the visit. They had been doing missionary trips to Thailand and shared a lot about the part of the country.
I am glad you could check in today.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
A young house finch isn’t quite sure as to how to get on to the feeder. The railing is giving it a problem.
The house finch did make it to the open spot and is eating. I have been seeing a few goldfinch birds but do not have a photo evidence. The sparrows have succeeded in hatching many new birds. The house finch had done he same. A certain time there are flocks of birds coming and going to this feeder.
It is a warm day today but it doesn’t seem so extreme in high heat. We could use a few good days for a while Thanks for checking in today.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Bee balm or monad is the name, the red came from the old place and they seem to coexists ok for now. I was concerned that the red had taken over the existing plants but it did not.
The pink hollyhocks are so tall in their new garden. The soil was well nourished as a vegetable garden so this plant grew very tall and strong.
I mowed at the old place this morning and it did become to hot to be doing that. I think the humidity was heavy when I started and it seems to be overwhelming by the time I got done.
Thanks for stopping by today.