Sunday, July 01, 2012
For a little patch of green...
Right now my yard looks decent. It's not a bright, healthy green, but more of a struggling, browny-green, but I'm thankful for my patch. The garden flowers are trying to push forward, but it's so dry and the wind is so harsh that they don't have near the gumption to keep going. Some flowers come up, but just can't bring forth much of a bud and then fizzle out. The lilies are just now blooming and bringing much joy to their gardener. I'm allowing anything (flower-wise) that wants to grow in the flower beds go right ahead. I'm not being selective. Any little bit of green or pretty blooming color is welcomed to live in my gardens this year. I see that the gladiolas have pushed their spears up in the veggie beds. Their blooms always look so exotic in my rustic, country garden.
This week we are expecting temperatures to stay in the 90's along with winds. The poor fire fighters in the forests are really struggling. Today we have an east wind and there is still a strong smoky smell in the air, but tomorrow when the wind switches to the west, it will be even stronger. It reminds me to pray. I hope you have a nice little patch of green around your home that you enjoy tending this summer.