We've had nothing but rain, rain, and more rain.
Some local towns had flash floods which are pretty rare in our area. We were lucky
that we had heavy rain, but no flooding. Indoors or out. But the rain pummelled
my one remaining rose bush and my gigantic mock orange shrub...er, tree that were
in full bloom. Here are a few photos of the flowers before the rain.
You've seen a million photos of roses on blogs, but this is my one and only. Can't beat perfection!
Giant mock orange shrub in full bloom. The scent is heavenly!
It's probably as old as our 1921 house and forms an arch over the entrance to our back yard.
I cut a few branches to bring indoors.
The aroma is intoxicating......but it does start to smell sort of like old lady perfume after a while.
As pretty as the flowers are, I could only stand to keep them in the house for a day.
In honor of my vacation, I hung this old sign near the back door. The wood car is
a recent find. It's missing a rear wheel, so I've got it propped up with a piece of wood.
I'd love to find a wood boat to tie to the top. Even a new plastic boat would suffice,
but I haven't been able to find one......yet.
I love old fans, and I'll be sure to hide this one when our son-in-law Jeremy comes to visit.
He thinks they're dangerous and has been known to cut the electrical cords off.
I'll hide the wire cutters, too. :@
Even though the weather hasn't cooperated with my vacation plans, it's still
been a great week. I got to spend quality time with both of our grandchildren.
I dug out a new flower bed. With all the rain we've had, the ground was soft and easy to dig up.
AND I still have 4 days left!
The sun is shining and I have goals to meet. I plan to prime a bedroom-in-progress
so we can get it back in use again. And, weather permitting, I hope to get
our kayaks out on the lake for the first time this year.
Last year's maiden voyage.
Thanks for visiting and have a great week!
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