Had a nice weekend. My partner and I have made a commitment to nip negativity in the bud and it's working!
Not sure if my daughter being away had something to do with it. Her habit of not being very helpful during the week and then making a 'show' of it when my partner is here on the weekend to 'witness' it...who knows?
As far as the garden goes...the tomatoes are ripening nicely. So far, I've harvested 7 of the regular sized and dozens of the cherry ones. NO cucumbers though!
The day lilies are officially done. Now, a brief waiting period until the mums begin their show. The attention getters are the potted plants just now. I've grouped them along the front walkway for the most interest. The butterfly bush has pushed out more deep purple blooms and I've moved them to the front of the walk, just past the arch. The tickseeds are continuing to bloom nicely alongside the blanket flowers and yellow cone flowers. I've been being visited by black swallowtail butterflies along with the monarchs.
The canna continue to send up new shoots of blossoms, too. The young 'baby' hibiscus blooms are so pink! I'm so amazed that a 10 inch high plant can produce 8 inch wide flowers! They really brighten up the shaded seating area on the main patio. So glad I rearranged the seating there as the previous arrangement would have blocked the view.
My fountain is 'out of order' for the moment. I had to fill it every day for some reason and then the other day, it was empty in only 2 hours! Today may be the day I deal with that mystery. There's obviously a leak somewhere but with it in the shade, the ground is always a bit damp around it so, where it's leaking has yet to be determined.
The flower colors are a confirmation that summer is winding down. The deep purple morning glories, the golden black eyed susans, even the ripening grasses are starting to show their tawny shadings. Time to start thinking about swapping out the blue cushions for more autumnal colors.
multiple surgeries for rotator cuff both shoulders with residual chronic impingement syndrome, ulnar nerve transposition, carpal tunnel release, wrist ganglionectomies/denervectomies/tenolysis, multiple herniated discs, tarlov cyst, whiplash, bursitis of hips, tendonitis, torus, 3rd degree shoulder separation, torn labrum, ovarian cysts, fibroid tumors of the uterus