Good afternoon Folks ~ Boy Irene sure is a slow mover. She’s gained strength and I really feel for those up along NC’s coast and then New England. Now we’re watching another area that has come off the coast of Africa and there is a big possibility it will be the next hurricane. This is the busy time for the formation of hurricanes, and hurricane season isn’t over until the last day of Nov. But, we’ll just keep living each day, and keep watch on the track of this next one.
This morning I mowed and did some tree trimming, and when I came in my clothes were wet and I was bushed. I’ll be so glad to have cooler temps and less humidity.
The drought of the past few years certainly seems over. We’ve had so much rain that we’re turning into a jungle. I’ve got work to do, but it’s just too awful to do much outside. Even going out early it’s like walking into a sauna. I’ve got ideas but they’ll just have to wait until it cools down some.
Here’s the first of my two favorites in this post, the wild vanda orchids are growing like crazy and they are in bloom here and there all around the property. I love them. They are easy peasy to grow, hardly need any care. No pests.
Another favorite is the rose Climbing Maman Cochet. I bought her several years ago, and have rooted three new plants of her. I need to do some more as she is so delicately colored and her scent is wonderful. Plus she seems to like it here. She’s pretty easy to root too.
I have two in pots right now and the other rooted one that I made awhile ago is in my shed’s garden.
Life is not lost by dying;
life is lost minute by minute,
day by dragging day,
in all the thousand small uncaring ways.
Stephen Vincent Benet
May our days be filled with more caring about what is important and letting go of what isn’t.