I have been missing for a few days....Hips have been really bad and I gave up and went to the doctor....he still says sacroiliac but I am waiting for test results before he prescribes any nsaids for it. In the meantime, I am doing no gardening, in fact, not much of anything at all!. I am taking pain meds and a muscle relaxant at night....so I am in a drug stupor most of the day......I probably shouldn't try to post anything!
I try to do some housework and cooking when the pain meds kick in. I also was able to do a very brief walk around the house this morning.
We were shocked and saddened by the severe storm that hit Joplin, Missouri yesterday evening. We are presently under a thunderstorm warning with the a medium risk for tornadoes today. It is very windy and cool and has rained off and on all morning.
DH found a photograph in the field this morning. No doubt it is some debris from the Joplin storm. They mentioned on the news last evening that Willard had some stuff blown in and we are just 5 miles northwest of Willard.
I took a few pictures this morning of the foundation beds around the front of the house.
This is the dining room porch bed. I show it only to show the self-seeded love-in-a-mist, nigella damascena. This is the first year I have had it self-seed and I left them all. I love how airy it is and it just fills in various spots withou crowding anything and the white is a good divider.
This shows it better.
It has a ferny leaf and the bloom is a thing of beauty,
Buff Beauty rose is in full bloom. The color which is a rich coffee cream color doesn't photograph well here.
So far, this has been a great rose, no disease and very fragrant.
This is the pale blue clematis growing up behind,
This takes us to the front steps where the spirea is in full bloom; that is more nigella growing in front of it.
Random Cow Picture
I couldn't resist snapping this heifer belly deep in good grass.