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All things bright and...hmmm.... [Jul. 6th, 2009|01:08 pm]
[Current Mood |awake]

The weekend migraine is finally easing off, though the house looks like someone didn't spend time straightening up or cleaning this weekend (or for the past month, for that matter.)   With out-of-state company coming by this afternoon, that's not great.

OTOH, the bread is in the oven beginning to smell wonderful. 

And I found four different things in bloom (in the yard only) to put in a little vase for the kitchen table, which is clean, has a clean cloth on it, and plates and eating utensils laid out.   Ironweed, firecracker bush, Mexican oregano, and scarlet sage.  Two colors of purple ("aggressive" and "gentle"), orange, and pure true red.

And the headache's eased off. 

Rain, on the other hand, did not fall upon us even though it got very, very close and sprinkled (we did get four tenths of an inch yesterday evening.)    At least it's cloudy and thus not evaporating the four tenths immediately after they fall (this happens.  Hard shower, sun comes out, wind dries it, plants get nothing.) 

I'm gathering energy to shove things on the living room floor under the piano so we can move around *a little* in there.


[User Picture]From: mevennen
2009-07-06 06:33 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear about the migraine, but bread and flowers are always good. I have picked some roses, clematis and honeysuckle for a couple of vases.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-07-06 06:40 pm (UTC)
I'm guessing your honeysuckle is cream or white, but what color are the roses and clematis?

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[User Picture]From: mevennen
2009-07-06 07:04 pm (UTC)
Honeysuckle is pinky cream, the clematis is a purple blue (I will try and take a photo) and the roses are a creamy yellow, although we do have an enormous bush of small pink roses that covers half the house.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-07-06 07:22 pm (UTC)
Sounds gorgeous. Is your honeysuckle a vine or a bush?

Our native honeysuckles include an orangey-red flowered vine and several white-flowered bushes; the most common honeysuckle overall is Japanese (very invasive vine, happily smothers young trees) with white flowers that have one pale yellow petal.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-07-06 07:53 pm (UTC)
If you want to see my "table flowers", I put a picture up (last one in the post) here: http://www.80acresonline.org/blog/
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