Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The sound of thunder

When I looked at the weather map this morning, the whole Southeast was covered in red.  Something about an "unstable air mass."  What that means to me this afternoon is that I am here in the house listening to the rumbling of thunder outside.  That is one of my absolute favorite things.  Thunder feels like coffee, a good book, and a purring cat.  

Earlier today, before the hint of any instability, I went out to do my chores.  

(The word 'chores' makes me think of The Waltons.  I bet that John Boy had to do some of the things I do:  weed the garden, feed the horses, feed the chickens, figure out how the rooster keeps escaping from his pen.)


I took my camera with me on my chore excursion.

These are called Happy Flowers.
Not really.
They are Black-Eyed Susans without the black eyes and they make me happy.

This year I decided to stick with a color theme in the garden.  Green (of course), white, yellow, and a little purple thrown in.  Yellow squash, yellow corn, green peas, green oregano, basil, & rosemary.  And some red when the tomatoes are ripe.

This Euphorbia is one of my favorite plants this year.  The first time I saw it was in a pot on Mom's deck last summer and I fell in love with the delicate white flowers.

This ear of corn will be in my tummy on July 4th.

I really like how this grass has grown tassels.

And my favorite picture of the day............
The Leaning Tower of Peas.

Something really needs to be done about that.


  1. Looks great! Liking the color theme idea.

  2. You really are Martha Stewart!

  3. then you just have her skills but not her personality. :) You are a well loved Martha.