After a stormy start to this week, the past few days have been spectacular. Mid 70s, very low humidity (rare!), sunny with a little breeze. This is as good as it gets here, so I’m taking advantage by staying outside as much as possible. I’ve worked a little, sat a lot, and thanked the Lord for sharing a little perfection with me.
The top picture is my view as I write this blog post from my favorite corner of the backyard.
More of my favorite things are blooming this week. (I may be saying that for a while.) There are just so many things to love.
The daisy gardenias are opening up now. They don’t look like either daisies or gardenias, but they are pretty little shrubs in a couple of locations in the yard. As the blossoms age, they fade from white to yellow.
My blue walking iris is blooming close to the daisy gardenias. It’s a well-behaved spreader, so I’m always looking for another place to let it “walk.” I recently bought three buckets of a new two-toned walking iris. I’ll look forward to that for next year, unless it shows up a little later this season.
Here’s my “ta-da!” shrub of the week. I love this oakleaf hydrangea’s white panicles, and it looks good for several weeks.
This may not look like much, but it’s a Rose de Rescht. The shrub has been in this spot for about 25 years and remained small – tiny, actually. But it blooms periodically during the year, showing these fuchsia-pink double blossoms. The best part of it is the fragrance. Oh, my! Can you imagine a lemon-rose scent? I’ve seen this called an Antique rose, Old Garden rose, Damask or Portland rose. I don’t care what its classification is, I just love snipping the blooms for a vase on my kitchen window sill.
Can I revisit my Frosted Orange Gumpo azaleas again this week? The six I propagated from the original three are blooming so well this year. There’s some variety in them from the parent plants, ranging from mostly orange-pink to mostly white. These colorful shrubs bring me so much joy.
More rain is forecast for Monday through Wednesday of next week. Most people think the Pacific Northwest gets the most rainfall every year. Nope. Our area tops the list for the soggiest part of the United States, with Mobile, Alabama coming in first.
I can find plenty to do indoors.
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17
Again, giving credit to the guy who founded this fun Six on Saturday idea, his Twitter handle is @cavershamjj .You can find his blog at:https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com/