Here it is a very warm and humid afternoon in partly sunny s.e. FL. It's almost 3 p.m. is 84 and it feels like it is 93, humidity is 56%. Even when we went out in the foggy morning, it was like being in a sauna, and as soon as the fog burned off it was miserable out. We went out to do some trimming in the fog, of a schefflera in the front hedge row so that it will bush out more. Once that sun was beating down on us, I could hardly stand being out there. I finished up what I was doing, put tools away, came inside for water and the air-conditioning. We 'may' get some rain, but I don't want to bet on it. It seems to go around us a lot these days. Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL
I got Parmesan-Pepper bread going in my bread machine before heading outdoors and it was so nice to come in to that wonderful aroma. I didn't get a picture. It was great for ham and cheese with zesty dill pickle slices for lunch.
When I came in I decided to work on a sweet little crocheted birdie I found a pattern for yesterday on Attic 24. She has wonderful patterns for free. Her work is colorful, happy and oh so sweet.
I used a neutral colored crochet thread for this first one,
beads for eyes and feet,
and it is stuffed with dried lavender flowers.
I will be having these for sale.
Now we have a foggy morning view.
Don Juan against a foggy background.
I'm not sure what canna this is. I grew it from seed. Guess I'll know when it blooms. I've not grown them before. Got these from a sweet Florida gardener who lives about an hour away from us. We met through a FL gardening forum, and traded seeds via snail mail.
In the terra cotta colored pot next to the fence cardinal vine is growing. I love it's funky leaves and bright red flowers. I hope to collect seeds from this. Below that is African Foxgloves, I think they are called. Got these from my same friend. The plant below that is Firespike which I got in a trade with Darla, another FL gardener, but she lives farther north and west of here. I can hardly wait to see the blooms on this as they are attractive to butterflies and hummers.
Here is a Ruby Red Papaya from my friend who lives an hour away. I have two of these growing from seed. This is the largest.
Here's the picket fence garden. In the flat I have plum tomato seeds, bell pepper seeds, kiwi, and a few other things I can't remember at the moment. I'm hoping for success. There are three roses growing in large pots, Cocktail, Kathleen, and Chrysler Imperial. There is also a Texas Sage in one of the hugs terra cotta pots.
The diameter of each day
is measured by the stretch of thought -
not by the rising and setting of the sun.
Henry Ward Beecher
Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL