Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I am sitting here listening to distant thunder and seeing dark clouds moving in.....again. DH went out on tractor to check the cows; hope he makes it back before the storm hits.

I got up around 12:30 am when the weather alert radio sounded.  When I heard Dadeville mentioned which is north and west of us, I decided to get up and watch the weather channel for a while.  Nothing was real close to us so I went back to bed around 2:30 am and actually went to sleep.  They are now saying tonight could be more severe threats than last night.  I keep thinking about Oklahoma and those poor people.  My heart goes out to them.  We have survived a couple of near misses; one that totalled our pole barn and took out some trees in the yard.  We really pay attention now when they give those warnings.

It is now Wednesday, May 22.  The storms have moved on and the sun is finally shining. 

In Bloom:

Few roses:

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rosa rugosa Blanc Double de Coubert
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Old Blush is still covered with blooms, but surrounded by grass....not exposing that!,
Buff Beauty is beginning; will take pictures later.....and prune out more RRD branches.....carrying a bucket of bleach water to dip pruners in.  I learned my lesson about that last year.

A few more iris have bloomed.  I think all in the soon to be demolished driveway border have opened and only one needs to be saved.

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Still blooming but past their prime:

lunaria, nepeta, most iris, hesperis matronalis white and lavender.  The rains didn't help longevity but was appreciated anyway.

I thought of Flowerlady when I saw this:
 photo P1190069_zps4dcc4bc7.jpg I hope you can see the shape.  I probably wouldn't even have noticed if not for her.


  1. That does look like a FlowerLady find. :)

    And the Paul McCartney is beautiful! I'll have to add that one to my "someday" list.

  2. I hope you stay safe this tornado season. I think of you and others in tornado ally every time I hear about them.

    Love your McCartney rose. I just bought one at the plant sale a few weeks ago and I love the scent and the beauty of the rose. I haven't planted mine in the ground yet. May just put it in a larger pot.

    Love your iris and your 'heart' rock. Heart shapes can be found anywhere if you have your eyes and 'heart' open to finding them. :-)

    Love and hugs to you dear Glenda ~ FlowerLady

  3. I'm glad the storms missed you! Your flowers are beautiful!

  4. Lovely roses. They've been especially wonderful this year, haven't they. I hope you can keep RRD pruned away. I carry alcohol on cotton pads in a plastic baggie in my pocket for cleaning my pruners. I wonder if that will kill RRD? Bleach will, for sure.

    Tornadoes are always with us, just seems like they're more devastating than they used to be. Keep Safe.

  5. Glad you are safe, Glenda. We have had some storms, but nothing like we usually have. The roses are beautiful. I have some roses here at the new place, but will not know until they bloom what they may be. I am not a rose person, and am not sure if I can take care of them properly.
    Have you heard from Ilene. I am worried and I emailed her but no response.
    Take care and enjoy the rest of the week.
    Hugs to you

  6. Your roses are gorgeous!! So glad the bad weather bi-passed you!

  7. When I read the first part of this post, I decided to go sit on the porch a few minutes with Heidi, to listen to see if there was thunder in our area. What I was hearing was cars on what is kind of our main street. There is some hotrod event going on. I hope they get rained on. We have a 50% chance of rain tonight, and 60% tomorrow. I hope it does rain, but we have been blessed with more than the last few years this spring.

    I hope you stay safe this season, and yes, that rock does look like a heart.