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June Weather - the Bounty & Beauty
Thanks Bernie - 92°, Clear & Bright. I will have to water this evening.
BP: a few mountains like the ones in Adina's photos would go a long way towards dressing up some of the small towns across our plains states! LOL
Bernie: thanks for the new thread! Sounds like a good day at the market!
We got 3/4" of rain this morning so no watering needed...
well actually only the containers would have needed it anyway.
Did more planting and moving pots.
We 'almost' have everything spotted in place.
Thunder shower here this morning. Rained hard for ½ hour. Still raining.
Farmers are hoping to spray crops one off these days. Fields are getting very weedy.
We were going to DD house to help with siding, we'll see.
Thanks for starting a new thread, Bernie!
Sally, I'm glad you enjoyed the video. It's a wonderful experience and I'm happy to share it with you all!
Mau, this whole country is set on the mountains...you should see the view from the plane! I think I'll try to get some pics when we return.
Raining here and so cold, 55 only.
Clouds last night.
Adina thanks for sharing all of those pics! Cute baby, great family, and nice scenery! I've always wanted to go to Switzerland, now I have!!
It's just hot here. Hot hot hot hot, and still hot. ppppppttttttthhhhhhhhh
Canterbury Bells. Campanula medium something or other. I like them, too.
Sorry, I haven't commented on anything. Been kind of busy. I have friends coming next weekend and Crystal called and said SHE was coming sometime soon, too. LOL Rains AND pours.
Oh, and it's hot. Again. And Darrell is on the roof getting the evaporative cooler ready for the season. 88º
Thunderstorm early this morning. Cleared off then went partly cloudy. Beautiful day, high 70's. Been at DD house working on windows. A pond liner jumped into my cart yesterday at Menards. So I may go out working on getting that installed.
Most everyday now will be picking & cleaning things for the markets.
Hot and humid with no breeze. It's so bad that my brothers were even complaining today. They are used to the heat and it doesn't usually bother them. Today it did. LOL
My first glad is blooming today but the pics I got yesterday aren't that good so will try again tomorrow. Instead here is my coneflower bed. It also has a few extremely hardy phlox and one black walnut seedling that my dad hasn't gotten around to digging up yet. Have another one on other side of the house that needs dug too. lol
Bernie what lovely Garden Spaces!
Especially love those lilies!
Pep it was pretty rough here too.
91° w/ a heat index of 96 or so.... no breezes here either.
Plus we spent a couple of hours w/ Dad in the Home.
The lack of AC kills you when you come out.
Drove home w/ all the windows down and finally got comfortable.
It's down to 74° and feels GREAT! LOL!
Here's a rather, for here, rare butterfly.
72° with a 50% chance of scattered T-storms. We're looking at a high of 87° and it is cloudy.
The reunion was great! I was sitting across the room talking when I spotted something red on someone's plate. When I looked up, the guy eating, was looking my way. Oops, it looked like I was staring. I went over to joke with him that I was wondering what was so red. (It was cake with really red frosting.) I took a piece with white frosting since I was seeing red tongues! I sat with them which one was the relative. Tim was, but Patty, his lady, and I started talking the most. She's into flowers. I rode up here with them and they really enjoyed my flower beds. They have a small yard in Davenport. She can weld and was interested in the small business that started up on the edge of town. The business welds ''country art." It's ok, but a bit too country for me.
The business is ''Black Crow Forge'' http://blackcrowforge.com/
Bernie, the little guitar guy was adorable and you set up a nice stand! Very eye appealing!
Adina, their hearts are going to break too when you leave, but I think DD will follow your lead and do just fine. She's gained back so much strength already and will be up to the challenge. Get him over his colic and he will be fine. You have so many wonderful memories in all those pictures!
Thanks for the new thread Bernie, I'm glad to see I'm not too far behind!
Marsue, LOL! I think that would be great! Meanwhile, I'll enjoy our hills.
Pepper, you name them like I do! I have one named "Adeline's Tall Dark Red With Yellow Throat and Veins." That all fit on the label too!
Ric, so nice to get the potting out of the way.
Kopper King and Cups and Saucers are beautiful!
Celia, more baby!!
Bernie, jumped like a fish, LOL! I think your name is perfect! Beautiful beds, and I didn't notice one weed thru the colors, LOL! That's a gorgeous Glad bed and amazing tomatoes! You have nice sandy soil and I love the long shot curve. Is that a solar panel and does it contol the irrigation?
Bernie, MIL is beautiful! Long life to her!
Kelli, once again you've managed to show us the unusual beauty that's out there. Those are the neatest displays I've ever seen and the rose is something else!
Celia, the white clematis is pretty and refreshing!
Pepper, I think that heat and humidity is moving in on us today. Nice coneflowers, and I love phlox!
Ric, we invited my Dad to the reunion. He had good food and talked to a variety of people. Plus, he grew up with some of the Dad's and Mom's. They've sadly passed, but their kids were there. Wow, love the snoutnose! Love the bloom he's on too! Was that a 4 and 40 ride? Four down and 40 mph? LOL!
Another plus to dropping the mower, is the yard isn't shaggy looking yet. I should have had to mow today. It's going to be a miserable week I think and the sun just came out. Brightly.
My unusual dragonfly
Joey, I want baby pics as much as anyone! LOL I just can't wait t see them again. How is that JW doing? I'll bet he's a handful now. Oh! And you have a beautiful Black-Winged Damselfly. I wish we had those here!
Bernie, thanks for the new thread. Your gardens and flowers are wonderful!!!
A slow day here yesterday. I've been tired lately and Darrell spent the better part of the day on the roof getting the cooler ready and running. I didn't do much.
I may go get another Ninebark. Even the spent flowers look pretty and the foliage just keeps getting better looking, too.
We're got POUNDED!
1/4" hail and solid thunder, no silent spots,power is flickering, I'm running on laptop.
POURING! 600 strikes a minute in the area.
Someone was hit north of us.
Several houses on fire again north of us.
Hwy's flooded....... 35,000 houses w/o power now.
We're 'just' south of the rough stuff.
WOW Ric, I'm glad you're alright, you are alright, right?
It's still just hot here. I can give a month of forecast in one word, "Hot."
Nice pics everyone!!
Yep everything is good here.
Temp is 72° and it's drizzling rain.
FAR cry from the 93° it was supposed to be.
55,000 houses are w/o power but it's basically in the northern end of the county.
I've been out-of-town at my daughter's house since Friday but I made it back home about noon today and It was 96F on my backporch when I got here! Whew! As Crissy said, same forecast, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th chapter! HOT!
Too much to comment on but I agree with everything BP said, so just re-read her post if you want to know what I think! LOL
Spent some time yesterday afternoon with my daughter's extended family--step-kids and step-in-laws and step-grands (great-grands to me except that I'm surely not old enough to have great-grands--LOL) Anyway, we don't think of them as "steps", they are ours just like they would be if they were biologically related to us. :o)) I just put the "step" in there because my daughter is really not old enough to be mother to a 41 yr.old, a 37 yr. old and a 32 yr.old although they call her "mom". LOL (Her husband is just two yrs. younger than I am, so people often mistake him for my husband and her father! Life gets complicated sometimes!) My daughter does have two biological sons, ages 25 and 22, but they were at their father's yesterday, which was appropriate since it was Father's Day. Now that I have given you my daughter's family history, LOL, I'll guess I'll say "Enough said".
Too hot to go out and take pictures but my cousin watered the flowers for me while I was away and they are all looking good, in spite of the oppressive heat!
Hot and humid.....again. LOL. Strong breezes today which made it bearable. Storms north of here and tornado warnings along the MO/IA/Ilinois border area.
Lost power for about 20 minutes this afternoon at work. No storms, strong breeze but nowhere near the strength to knock out power so we don't know what happened. Started on the east side of town and worked it's way to us. Had to cover open coolers with plastic and what we call the bunker with cardboard to hold the cold temps in. Kinda had us standing around for a bit but once it was back on the race was back on!! LOL!! We are always running around like chickens with their heads cut off. LOL!!
Single coneflower bloom.
It's so muggy outside you can't even breathe.
I have a question. We have trees in the back yard that are about 50 to 60 ft tall. We were outside watering and I heard this loud Thunk on the ground where there's nothing but white oak and pine. A squirrel started back up another tree, got to the very top, did some sort of 'dance' I'm going to call it, and fell again. Immediately went back up a different tree (these trees are right next to each other) and did the same exact thing. When it fell the third time it took off with another squirrel that stayed on the ground, but I found it messing around with the gravel in the driveway, I almost didn't walk up but it took off running. It was a big squirrel, sounded like a 20 pound dog hitting the ground.