It's been an amazing spring and summer here in Maryland as our temperatures have been really moderate except for a short stint back in April. Of course, now that I've said this all Hell will break loose (literally) and temperatures and humidity will soar.
I've been busy in the garden -- dead-heading, weeding, and watering. Each year some species outshines the others. Two years ago peaches were heavenly; last year we were up to our schnutzes in tomatoes; this year lilies are amazing! I've also got six voluntary cucumber or squash plants (I'm tending to think they're some kind of squash -- the flowers are dark yellow.) in the rose garden, courtesy of the composted manure from my son's farm. It's like Christmas waiting to identify the bounty!
Yesterday, I put together this solar bird bath/fountain that I found on QVC, thanks to Purple Flowers. The sun must be shining for it to do its fountain thing. It's like a holy water font that gurgles (all you RCs out there know what I'm talking about.)!
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.