Wednesday, June 03, 2009


June is here, and it is hot and gnatty outside. In spite of this, we play out as much as we can. The patio has fewer gnats and some shade, so that's where we spend most of our time. Here is Daphne, armed with sidewalk chalk and dressed to save the planet.

Azaleas are blooming in the front. Another great garden surprise.

This is about to bloom in the swamp:

I don't know what it is, but it looks a little like the butterfly bush that Kevin's mom gave me. We'll see what happens when the buds open. There is also quite a bit of purple salvia in the swamp. It is kind of overgrown, but pretty.

And Snoopy may be gone, but we spotted a new back yard critter yesterday:

He is really cute and has a fluffy white tail, which we saw when he hopped away. This is bad news for Kevin's garden, but I'm always happy to share the yard with the local wildlife. As long as it's not snakes, that is.
Tomorrow is the first Thursday of the month, and that means Rocknoceros at the mall. Today we're just taking it easy at home. Writing thank you notes and playing with birthday toys. They say it may storm this afternoon, and that tomorrow's high will be 64. I like the sound of that.

1 comment:

Gye Greene said...

Well, snakes just mean "less rats". :)

Do you have venomous snakes around there?