Thursday, June 09, 2016

Morning in the Garden

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

It is 6.00 a.m. when I put feet to floor and Callie stretches herself awake
at the foot of the bed, yawning widely.

Together we go to waken Bruce - well, Callie lags a little.
She still does not give Bruce her full confidence,
especially since he steals her food and
exhibits loads of hubris as he takes his place in the family.

I open the door to the back garden
and there is the faint odour of skunk permeating the cool air|!!

Bruce goes out by himself for a first morning bladder relief event
and I gather up the cushions that got rained on yesterday
while I was out and about celebrating Royal Purple Day
with Cake and Ice Cream at the Manor
(independent living for seniors)

What a welcoming rain...

I have safely shepherded pots of flowers and veggies
through an early and intense heat wave that has kept
all the fans and A/Cs in the valley
working at full speed.  

Unusual, but it has
happened before so I refrain from crying 
"Climate Change, Climate Change"

Of course it is changing and has been since time began...
hot to cold, cold to hot
the star that warms us and causes the plants to grow
has a life of its own that greatly affects ours.

Everything is looking perky in the cool morning air.

After I have had my first cup of coffee we all go out to investigate
what has happened since yesterday morning.

Oh look - lilies in bloom

and more to come 

Out by the backyard fence the tiger lilies put on a great show
with the little pin cushion flowers whose true name has gone done
my memory hole, alas.....

and there is one budding Bee Balm amongst a host of them.

It is Yellow time in the garden, and will be until frost arrives.

A blue delphinium reaches skyward against a backdrop of yellow daisies and the 
barnflower (not yet in bloom)

One pot of broccoli, and some cherry tomatoes that make my SIL green with envy....

On our way for the morning walk we stop to inspect the flowers
outside the front fence, (Bruce is not interested in the flowers
but their are some interesting smells to investigate).

and some lambs ears to nibble on...

We go in to have breakfast, and a second cup of coffee
content with what the day offers in the way of cooler weather!!!


The Weaver of Grass said...

A good crop of tomatoes there Hildred. Don't flowers always look (and smell) their best in the early hours of the morning?
Incidentally, my ukulele-playing friend looked at your u tube video girls at my suggestion. She was absolutely astounded that they could play so well and thanks you for putting the clip on line.

Hildred said...

I was pretty amazed too, at those flying fingers on the ukulele. I would love to learn how to pick so it's not just chording as background, but I think I may have left it too late in life :(

Barb said...

So glad I dropped by on a garden day, Hildred. I always like seeing what you have blooming. Your garden is lush compared to mine, but it's early yet here - we had to shovel snow off the back garden just last week! I planted pansies on the rock wall and snap dragons for some color in the back garden. The perennials are up and green so it won't be long before I have some blooms. Wildflowers are already starting in the forest alongside snow drifts! I love seeing how bushy and full of color your cottage garden is already.

David Finch said...

Your garden is so beautiful Mom as usual. It's funny how there are colour times in the garden... times of yellow and blue. Here the flowers are just beginning to pop in the forest. The wild roses are in full bloom and the meadow flowers are in a time of blues it seems. I so enjoy your pictures Mom... can smell the scented stalk ...<3 xoxo

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Catching up on what I missed while traveling and loved that this was the first post I looked at this morning... what a nice start to your day and to mine. (But I'm looking for my shoes because your writing has tempted me to get outside for a morning walk -- my other blog friends will have to wait until later!)