June 15, 2015
Good morning. Tis very gray and wet outside today. We need this rain though. Our gardens are all doing happy dances this morning. Speaking of gardens, here is a photo of the Dwarfs' veggie garden. It is filled with tiny green plants.
Yesterday, Joe planted the rest of the new plants, and now we will have to wait and see how they take. I bought three of these new plants specifically for shady areas. Two of the plants were "False Spirea", one white and one pink. (Astilbe)
The third plant is an "African Daisy" (Ostica Blue Eye). This is such a pretty daisy with a blue and yellow center. Have you ever seen anything like this?
Next, I just had to take a photo of this daisy from the back side. It is sooooo pretty!!!
Let me tell you about a clock that Michael and I bought while on vacation back in the 80's. I called it my "chicken clock" because one of the many sounds that it made was a rooster crowing on the hour, every hour. After a very short while, we got tired of listening to this clock and placed it on a shelf way back in the closet. We never bothered replacing the batteries because we were just going to let the clock die out on it's own.
Well, it never did quite die out on it's own. When we moved out of my big house, I put this little clock on top of our refrigerator here and forgot about it. Well, actually, I should say "tried" to forget about it. After a while, you don't even hear it talking or crowing anymore. However, whenever daughter Audrey would come for a visit, she would threaten to kill my little chicken clock. It drove her nuts!!
Many years have gone by, and this little clock is still hanging in there. I have to say though, that the sounds that come out of it now are rather strange. It sort of sounds like the "chicken" is running out of breath. Short soft squeals have replaced the annoying "time reminders" that used to come from it. I'm thinking that my little chicken clock may be squeaking it's last chirp by the end of this summer. And we (I) still have not ever replaced any batteries in it. How about that!! (I would open up the back of the clock to see what kind of batteries are in it, but I don't want to kill this little clock before it's time.)
Well, that's my news for this morning. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.