Of course, the bloom is no longer on the rose..this pic was taken in late June, I think. I did notice, however, that even though the roses all burned up, there are new tiny ones starting to show themselves again. Almost like a resurrection...
I am in a funny state of mind this morning. Partly because I didn't get enough REM sleep last night, as I was awakened on several occasions by animals crying, puking,whining and howling. It was not an ideal night at Honeysuckle Hill. lol Husband gave pork bones to the dogs after his supper. We do give them stuff like this all the time, but the newest dog doesn't tolerate them well. AND she has peed on the carpet twice this morning. Poor thing...her world is in an uproar. For the time being, they are outside and and I am trying to motivate myself to get things cleaned up in here and do something productive before I leave for MissB's house for the day. It might not happen.
I have managed to waste several hours already on the computer, reading a couple of new blogs. My husband left about an hour ago. My son is here, apparently, out fishing. I have not spoken to him, lol, he went straight to the pond. It's already stifling out there, high humidity. Another heat advisory for today into tomorrow, and then the temps are supposed to start sliding down into the mid-high 80's...at which point we will probably feel like we have died and gone to heaven.
Bee Balm. It is now burned into oblivion, all the beautiful red and lavender flowers just brown dried up seed pods. The good news is that this flower bed will be even bigger next year. The bad news is that I only have pictures to remind me of how beautiful they were. The bees and the hummingbirds love them.
The vegetable garden is on it's second chance road. Getting all cleaned up and ready to replant. Even after the big rain we had, Patrick says the dirt is still bone dry about 5 inches down. We need soaker hoses. Will he get them? Who knows. I shall keep my eyes open for hardware store sales, and might be able to pick some up rather reasonably. Maybe.
I need to get out to the garden this morning and look things over. I'm sure there are some tomatoes and okra that need picking. Not much else. The potatoes are okay and the sweet potatoes are the only thing out there that are lush and pretty still. lol I'd better go before it gets any hotter.
As bad as the growing year has been, I am still blessed to have gotten quite a few things canned and frozen. I have more to do, and I need to remember that every little thing I can do or change about the way we eat/live/work things out is still a step in the right direction. I am trying to get the freezer emptied of the older packages of meat and sorted out as to what is old and what is not. It's hard to keep a chest freezer organized.
I also want to make an inventory list for my pantries. That might be a fall adventure...kinda busy just now. But I have a bunch of gallon jars to start keeping my dry goods in, like beans and rice and flour and such...that will another organizing day or two that will make it easier to look in and see what I have without having to sift through bins like I do now. This is definitely one of my important future projects. I think I read somewhere about putting a bay leaf or two into your dry beans and rice jars to keep insect infestations down, in the event they have gotten into the plastic bags before you got them. I have been trying to buy more of my stuff inh bulk to start with, to save that problem, not to mention the packaging thing.
Today is my baby sisters birthday. I have to call her and sing, like I always do. lol
Alright. I have stalled as long as I can. My life is calling.....