The predicted rains came. I don't know how much yet but a very good one. We were still wet from previous rains but will not complain.
I woke up early so just got up at 3 AM. Of course, I had gone to bed very early. Sitting in my chair in the kitchen is getting very old. I read a little and watched a little PBS TV and was sound asleep very early. The thunder woke me and I got up and unplugged the computer and peripherals. We didn't get any severe weather but an area further south and east of us did; trees down and power out.
DH is having to do everything without assistance these days. He managed to unload the cattle trailer and get the steer loaded without many difficulties. We delivered him to the processor yesterday morning around 8 AM. In about 11 days we should have meat in the freezer. We still have hamburger but nothing else. I am looking forward to a good roast.
I looked over the yard and almost cried........he has been keeping up with the mowing but trimming is something he doesn't even see! I took the cutters to him and made him cut down a couple of tree-sized weeds by the garage door. I have already warned him that today I will be supervising and "we" will be trimming. I hope if I wrap my wrist I can hold the trimmer myself. He hates using it. Still very little improvement with the prednisone at such a low dose. I may call doctors today.
It finally opened wide but is so high up that I can't smell it from the porch. I just hope it makes seed. I think wasps are the pollinator; hope they find it.
I took this picture in early morning light (almost before sunrise). The Buff Beauty rose is blooming again. Finally there are no Japanese Beetles to mar the blossoms.