We have been plagued with
gloomy skies and thunderstorms
for the longest time.
Yesterday afternoon the sun came out!
We headed outside
and tried to pretend that it wasn't as humid as it was.
I took off my Iron Man boot and swam laps for thirty minutes,
thumbed through a few magazines will sitting in the sun
and had an all out war with some horseflies.
I sure hope Home Depot has something to get rid of them
because they are annoying.
Here are a some pictures I took of our backyard yesterday.
Our pool is three years old now and all of the landscaping around it is starting to fill
in nicely. I haven't planted as many flowers as normally do
because of the deer.
It is so heart breaking to work so hard on something and then wake up one morning and
see that it was a midnight snack for them.
That is what happened to this planter full of Sun Coleus.
pool to the right up the steps and house to the left of the patio
Knock Out Roses
I am standing in the same spot as I was in the first picture but I just turned toward the pool.
Caladiums are my all time favorite thing to plant in planters.
I have a few of these planters inside the pool area.
I went with a lot of Vinca this year even though I don't think they are very exciting.
The deer tend to leave it alone.
This is Skeeter.
He sits on top of the column going into the pool and welcomes everyone.
The frog with a broken elbow.
Charlie and Lola are trying to decide what to do with one of those pesky horseflies!
looking across the patio from the other direction
There is a walkway and back steps to the front porch.
Here is a peak at my new cushions for the furniture up there.
This is some kind of Lily.
This plant is very special to me.
It was in my grandparent's yard and I remember smelling the flowers when I used to
play outside while I was at their house.
My dad dug it up for me after they died.
I love when it blooms every summer.
I can not believe it, but the sun is out again today!
With all of the rain we have had, I know that the weeds will be growing like crazy.
That is one thing about a yard.... it is constant work.
Thank goodness this is not Father's Day Weekend.
HE's got a lot of work to do!