We were in the midst of totally stuck into pre-painters "quick lets get things out of the way and ready for said painters" .. so engrossed in complete drudgery (yuck work) .. husband didn't feel a thing while i kept shouting "DID YOU FEEL OR HEAR THAT !!!!!"
I was like a HUGE gust of wind shook the house .. the china cabinet rattled and it sounded so loud .. like a huge gust of wind" .. husband looks at me as I am running around like the proverbial chicken with its head ... well .. you know what I mean .. anyways .. it truly SHOOK me up ..
Then later on we see on TV that it was an honest to god 5.0 earthquake from near Montreal to Toronto .. Kingston being nearly smack in the middle and built on limestone .. you better believe we felt it ??
OK .. so it was just a little earthquake .. but it was something to be felt or not felt ..
The helenium didn't care .. nor did the rest of the plants in the garden probably ..
I didn't go out afterwards and quiz the garden on its feelings towards such an event .. we are still trying to get sorted for the painters tomorrow morning bright and early 8 AM .. it would be the first morning I would sleep in I bet ?
In any case .. just a few random pictures of the garden from yesterday ? where does the time go ? ..
I love helenium .. but this is kind of eerie .. it is way too early to bloom like this .. did the pre-earthquake motion start them off ?
This is pre-appreciation of an amazing old cultivar lavender and butterfly "weed" that is the height of orange/purple combinations that are too brilliant to believe until seen .. simple but totally dazzling : )
Rain barrel wanted to be mentioned .. we have had RAIN !! and it has been FILLED .. and we are supposed to have MORE rain ... to keep it filled ?? How can you argue with a rain barrel ?
Birth announcement and pictures to follow !