June 7, 2016
Good morning. The sun is shining brightly, there's a lovely breeze, and today's temps will be in the 80's. However, the rest of week will be in the 70's. Oh my, that will feel so good!
Well, I did call and make an appointment with my doctor for this Thursday morning. And I'm soaking my foot a couple times a day. I'm happy to say that most of the swelling has gone down, there's hardly any pain and I can walk without hobbling or limping. Yeah!
SIL Eddie came by yesterday to work on some electrical for me. While he was here, we walked around the house to the garden where all the huge irises are. Eddie brought along some tall sticks to tie up the irises that had fallen over. They are so tall (around 4 feet tall) and the blooms are so huge and heavy that they have trouble standing up without sticks.
I really should have put these props in the ground before the plants got so big. I'll have to keep that in mind for next year. Sad to say, something had crawled through the garden and broken the stem to the orange iris plant. I brought it indoors and put it in water. Unfortunately, these flowers don't last long once they are cut.
Remember the photo of the big black iris bud that I posted before? Well here it is opening. As you can see, it is really a very dark purple. I put my hand in the photo to show how huge these blooms are.
Next to blossom will be the peonies. The buds are getting really big now. Some of the flowers get as big as salad plates. We'll be needing to put a few sticks around this plant too so that the flowers won't all fall to the ground.
I took some time to play a bit in Photoshop with one of the photos. This is the piece I liked best. It has potential to become a very interesting bit of digital art. Can you recognize it?
Well, now my little birdies are chirping away outside my door. They're telling me that the feeder is empty and could they please have some peanuts too. So that's where I'm off to now. Can't disappoint these little birdies. They give us so much pleasure. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.