our son and a bit of a hodge-podge from our week. Son came over a couple of days ago for a few hours. I was sitting at the other side of the kitchen table while we were talking and I was drinking out of my half-pint mug. When I got to the bottom of my glass of water I said to myself, that would make a neat photo and so here he is, an artsy one of son as taken through the bottom of the glass with my cell phone. No I can't stop myself and my two fave guys are always so patient with my desire to record everything in our lives, even in artsy ways. I can almost see my Dad smiling, he was the same way.
Next is a photo of my Mother's Day flowers. They have lasted longer than I expected. A few of the flowers are gone but most are still viable. There were three wood lilies, and one took longer than the others to open up. When I came downstairs a week later, this pretty bloom greeted me.
This week we will be buying more as we are trying to fill in a shady part of our garden and those frosty nights should be over by now. The coneflowers will get more sun. I want lots of butterflies and bees!
I saw my first Cicada yesterday and I was wondering when we would be getting ours. Last night we heard them singing, they were really loud! As I walked around the garden I saw all these small holes in the dirt, and looking up there were dozens of their shed shells on the trellis. Then I looked over at one of the hostas, one that needs to be trimmed as half of it seems to have died. On the bare branches that needs to be removed, there were about a dozen or so shed skins. Then I looked over at our Willow Oak and there were more on its trunk, one I saw in the process of shedding, and more like the one above climbing up the tree, there were several like that actually. One stopped when I got close to it with my cell phone. I hope this short video comes out as I think it is the first time I have tried loading one since blogger changed things around. If it doesn't work I will get back to it later and see what I can do. Gregg had just found thick tarp that had been laid about a foot down, maybe the last time we had extensive work done on that area, and he was having a really hard time cutting through it with the tools he had, even with the box cutter he had asked for. He had to cut through it for each plant and it was hard going. There was no way I could help and I felt exasperated for him. The tarp was so embedded into the earth that it was impossible to pull up any large pieces. A future project for removal!