Hello my friends... how was your week? Any big weekend plans? I had to cancel my normal life for the week while I try to work through a cold, flu, lurgy, near death experience. OK, I exaggerate. But no swimming, no volunteering.. coff coff.. bleh. I will live. Hopefully. I sat on the deck under the gazebo and watched the world from there. My little white Calla Lily sent up it's one bloom. I do find these flowers so sculptural.
The surprise Peony I bought turned out to be a classic pink. I'm happy with it.
Our waterfall pump went out and I ordered a new one on Amazon.. it should arrive today. Meanwhile our son, who took a week off of work at the Cookie Factory (Nabisco - you can thank him for your Oreos, Ritz, Wheat Thins, Chips Ahoy, Chicken in a Biscuit and Premium Saltines) to take care of Kristi, post op, (how long of a run-on sentence can I make?) is cleaning our creek, waterfalls and pond.
See our good son there working away? He's using his ShopVac to vacuum out the mud and debris.
The flower below is a "volunteer" from last year.. it's in a basket under our dining room window.. this one branch was growing flat up against the window trim, I thought it was kind of fun. I'm not sure what this is.. do you know?
While I was sitting outside I looked up at the sun coming through the new basket of Geraniums.. the picture doesn't do this justice as the petals were glowing so beautifully.
Up on the other side of the pond the Beauty Bush is in bloom. It used to be huge and impressive and then a big limb broke and dropped on it and now it's small and struggling.. I do hope it carries on. I just googled it and it's from China!
Kristi snapped this shot of a hummingbird visiting the herb plant over by the chicken coop.
Kristi's foot was numb for quite a long time and now it's worn off and she said it's quite painful. But she's being well-taken care of. Me too. The girls are convalescing here and the guys are on duty. At least I've been keeping my email from piling up.. :-) I hope you have a wonderful weekend. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)