I did get out around 8 AM this morning and finished (did you hear? finished!) the big driveway border. The good thing about leaving the very tall perilla was that it shaded the ground and so there were practically no tiny grass -like weeds around any iris! Those are the ones I hate the most.
DH loaded up his first pickup load of debris to haul off........more to follow.
A dear internet friend who has had lots of muscle pain and other difficulties sent me a box of massage oils and some of her special homemade soap, and other items that she believes are very healing for joints. I also have a list of things to get when we do our Wal Mart thing later this afternoon, fish oil, flax seed and some B-complex. I want to do everything I can to help my body heal itself.
She also suggested drinking cherry juice concentrate, eating cherries, even pie daily. That was all the suggestion I needed. I used the last of the new recipe for pie crust that I had frozen and made 2 cherry pies. I make large pies so was a little short for the top crust on one and just laid it on top and couldn't make the stand up edging. We ate it hot, like cherry cobbler for lunch.
The crust holds up well after freezing.
Two flower pictures from today:
I don't think this rose of sharon has ever spread out and down like it has this year, but I love it and hope it continues this way. My others are more vase-like.
and a mid-size,self-seeded salvia spendens at the edge of the Light Pole Bed.