The day started with great industry and has been percolating along ever since my feet hit the floor: garden inspection, laundry, walk, dog washed, ironing, groceries fetched and put away - and finally a little time to sit and read and write. Bliss.
The garden chores have been tricky to accomplish between showers and storms. Some beds have been edged properly, though not weeded completely. Others are starting to look like they might not even be cultivated. There were fierce storms again this a.m. in southern Ontario. Heard on the radio that two homes were destroyed by fire after lightning strikes. On Saturday, the storms were very close, will see if I can get a good shot of a massive oak in the neighbourhood that was nailed by lightning. Quite frightening.
But all this water has brought us green at last. Here are some bits and pieces:
My favourite hosta at the moment: Pineapple Upside down cake.
The delightful spring green of Carex - fortunately Bart prefers the wider leaved varieties to chew on so this little one has kept its nice shape.
'Chardonnay Pearl' Deutsia - the best behaved Deutsia in the world - small petite and wonderfully chartreuse.
This is H. 'Cynthia'. She has all these all colour variations in the spring and then reverts to dark green. The holes are care of Bart. Unfortunately Cynthia is on his running track, next to the chipmunk and squirrel tree.
I could positively roll around in this greenery.
The Thalictrum holding its blossoms in tiny fists.
And last, but not least, leaves of the Sanquinaria canadensis very prehistoric looking.