Thank you Friday! I don’t know about all of you, but I am ready for it! Thanks so much for your comments on my running dilemma. It’s nice to know I am not alone with that. I probably won’t run much anymore, but then again, I keep saying that and then I go do it again. Guess that is why I am a Gemini
I had a good night’s sleep last night for the most part other than being a little hot. I told myself I could sleep in this morning and I did until 7:15!! John still says that is early, but heck – it isn’t 6 am and it was almost 8 hours of sleep!
I did some work and then made breakfast. I played around with the pumpkin breakfast cake and did it with banana instead. I think I need to play with this a bit, but could be a keeper!
It’s kind of like banana bread pudding. I topped it with coconut butter and a drizzle of chocolate sauce that John made.
This is the deutschland variety. There are other colors of this and they do really well in shaded areas for some color.
Geranium with some fresh rain on it. (Hello car).
More virginia spiderwort.
The back of the house on the side is something I am going to work on for the next couple years. I have about 10 feet done, but the rest is a mess of these spiderwort by the shop:
There are some other bushes in there, too, and most of this will go and become garden bed. See the nice dumpster my neighbor’s have just to the right? It is *enormous*! And we look directly at it when working in the shop. They just had it delivered. You can also see the repair done on our shop wall behind that greenery from where the snow plow guy ran into it this last winter. Obviously still need to paint that.
Potted Argyranthemum with another flush of blooms:
They are so happy and colorful:
The bushes are blooming on the other side of the house. They are the other neighbor’s bushes, but I get to enjoy the blooms. I think they are boxwood, but they are soooo tall!
They really smell nice, too. I just wish the neighbors would actually trim the hedges once in a while…
Next week should be day lilies and possibly some butterfly weed.
Even though it was drizzly, I still had lunch on the porch so I could oversee the garden. Shrimps!
You can see the heliopsis clematis starting to creep up in the background. That is a monster plant and has been slow this year.
John brought me my latte this afternoon while I worked feverishly.
I got a slice of dried crack pineapple. Love that stuff.
Did a quick smokehouse trip to pick up some ground beef and pork. I have been missing meat for the last few days! John grilled up some burgers for dinner.
So tasty. I topped mine with the laughing cow and caramelized onions. Need to make more of those. Had a peach on the side. I am going to make some jam this weekend with the rest, hopefully.
I will be doing some soapmaking tonight:
This is black cherry, which I actually cannot stand! I have to make 25 pounds of it, too. But, that is money that gets socked away towards our Disney trip – yay!
The rain should clear out by tomorrow morning and that means long ride day!
Have a great weekend!