**My thoughts go out to family and friends of the Colorado shooting victims.**
This has been a long week. Lots of things done, work completed and people visited with. It almost felt like the weekend already and work was slow for both John and I, so we actually decided to take a ride for lunch. Please watch your retinas – this was my color combo:
Yes – they really are that neon.
We biked to Celia’s Table. This restaurant opened up in the space Wholey Crepe used to be in (which I miss).
We sat outside al fresco because it was about mid 70s and so nice to be outside. Bikes parked right back there 😀
I had half an egg salad sandwich and a bowl of chicken pot pie soup.
I think that basically just the filling for their chicken pot pies 😀
This was a good lunch and reasonably priced.
My garden actually seemed to enjoy the heat. Or most of the garden did. Now that cooler weather and a bit of rain came it – it really perked up.
The globe thistle is fully blooming now.
The bees love this flower. It goes really nicely with cone flowers, too.
Sweet potato vines on the front porch.
I didn’t know that the sweet potato vines actually had flowers. They are only open early in the morning before the sun hits them.
This is annual salvia. I wasn’t too impressed with this, but now it seems to be doing better. These are in pots on the back porch.
We have been getting tons of monarchs lately, too. I did plant with butterflies and hummingbirds in mind, so nice to see that actually works. Here is a butterfly sitting on the railing post.
Lovely ball on that post, eh?
Here is the little paver path that the mail carrier uses through the garden.
We put that in because the mail carrier was cutting across that area before the garden was put there when we first moved in. It seemed like a nice natural path through it, which helps with weeding and such as well to get in there without trampling plants.
View from the porch:
You actually have to sit right by the railing to see this. If you are back on the porch, you can only see the tops of the tall plants. I pull my chair right up close. That empty hook used to hold the hummingbird feeder, but we had some strong winds and it fell off and broke.
Still have some sundrops going. These are lasting quite a while!
And the little teddybear sunflowers.
The heliopsis clematis has left behind its truffula trees.
And more blooms on the scentimental rose. Funny how they are all on the edges and bottom of the bush this time around.
That’s a solar light. We have a couple and need more to light the little walkway.
Tomorrow is going to be in the low 80s and sunny. Absolutely perfect for biking and we are both jonesing for a cupcake! Long ride, here we come!