Happy Friday! Update on my shoulder: It’s about 95% better. The pain is pretty much gone and I can use my arm. It’s a little weak, though. Guess that’s the sign of a tear since the weakness isn’t from pain. It’s so amazing how being pain free makes your mood change for the better. Chronic pain is so stressful.
I’m back to full strength riding again. I was able to get out for a nice 18 mile ride yesterday morning before the rain came (which is still going on). i saw lots of wildlife when I was out, including this deer. She was in the path and then hopped off to the side as I approached.
We watched each other for several minutes before she crossed back out into the path and went to the other side.
The irises are really coming out now. I have to say that I’m disappointed that 2 of them are not going to bloom this year, the Night Ruler (black) and the Tour de France (yellow and white). Hopefully next year when they put out some new rhizomes they’ll bloom. However, the others are doing great.
This one has to be about 3-1/2 feet tall. It’s a big one.
The batik with smaller irises:
These small ones are really prolific. I don’t know what kind they are, though.
Last year I chopped down my rhododendron by about 2/3. I wasn’t sure it was even going to live, but it did!
It has some good new green growth on it and it even is blooming.
The bumblebees go crazy for this one. Hopefully it will start shaping itself better. I’m so happy that I didn’t kill it LOL!
The rain is supposed to be gone by tomorrow and that means my first official cupcake ride of the season. John is one ahead of me 😀
Have a great holiday weekend!