Are these the dog days of summer? I must admit that this is my favorite time of year. Everything is growing and blooming.
My lilies have been spectacular this year. I guess our long, snowy winter was good for the perennials. Actually I think it's more likely due to the fact that fertilized like crazy last summer.
I love it when I get masses of flowers like the lilies. These go from a pale pink to white and are so fragrant that they scent the whole yard.
This alba is very special because it grew from bulblets that I did not know existed. They were in another part of the garden where the original plant was. The original died last year, so I was delighted with the new shoots. I dug and potted them and will plant them when they finish blooming.
The day lily is a special one that I bought from Larry the pond guy the last summer he was open. It bloomed beautifully in its pot, but last year had no flowers at all. I am so pleased to see it blooming and in great shape.
I haven't put flowers on my work for quite a while. I'll start out by drawing these from life, but use the photos for reference. Digital cameras are so great for getting immediate results.
I woke this morning to rain, thunder, and a lot of wind. It was one of those downpours that feels like buckets of water are being dumped from the sky. We got about an inch which is always welcome. Wind gusts of 80 mph were recorded in our town. Much of the state lost electricity. For once we didn't. That is extraordinary in itself. At this time of year we keep the car well gassed so if we do lose power we can switch to the power inverter.
We are working on restoring the pool. Removing the liner was not the hassle we thought it might be.
We'll see, grasshopper.....we'll see..........
As always, thanks for stopping by........*s*