Distraction is my middle .. heck .. should be my first name really !
"Dave" and the boys are fine .. it has been unseasonably HOT here .. for us .. I know that Cindee from Cindee's Garden has it much hotter there, better you than me girl ? LOL .. but one of her comforts has been the stunning sunsets she has shared on her site ... they are phenomenal girl !!
I only wish I could see them in person : )
My sunrises have not been anything to even take a picture of .. clear clear skies mean NO reflected light .. thus no 'show"
So I turn to very boring pictures .. I am really stretching .. pushing the envelope ? with these ones .. but the passionflower vine .. "Maypop" like Kathleen from Kasey's Korner has .. we are in a joint experiment to see if it will truly survive our zone.
In any case .. the curling trendils of this vine are amazing to me ..
OOPS .. this Stag Horn Sumac 's "berry horns"? demanded a picture in the middle of it all : )
In any case .. these trendils are like corkscrew curly cues ?
They will latch on to anything .. so don't stand still long here folks .... move along quickly !!
I just love this little cast iron lantern .. so a picture has to be shown .. the garden is DRY .. but the weatherman swears there will be rain tomorrow .. if not .. I know one gardener who will be dragging the hose around SOON ... aarrrggghhh !
Martha from Water Roots came for a visit yesterday. She is such a kind warm person, that I let down my guard and let her see my garden in its agony .. worst time of the year to see it .. I normally would never let anyone see it up close and personal in its condition right now.
Having another gardener, point out what is actually pretty right now, is a wonderful gift .. along with actually having a new friend who is a gardener !
I didn't forget how wonderful a plant it is .. but to have a new outlook, or a fresh perspective ? to how truly great a plant it is .. a very pleasant boost to your own outlook once again.
I told her she would be wowed by the beautiful dainty blue flowers it has in the Spring .. so now naturally she is totally sold on 'him" ! : )
Martha has worked so hard just to clean her yards up .. to even see their potential .. a new home with a new garden is such a blank slate .. all the planning over the winter will be one of the best "cabin fever" therapies ever girl ! ;-)