I awoke this morning to a beautiful sight...
a wet deck
(give me a few months and it won't be as beautiful).
It wasn't too long thereafter that the thought of raindrops on roses and leaves
brought me outside to partake of the blessings of the garden.
A stroll by the Shiro plum again had me thinking--
what can I do with all these???
After all, a girl and her guy can only eat SO much.
Another part of the garden brought me by one of my unofficial rain gauges...
I know you won't believe my other 'rain gauge' is a laundry basket I sometimes leave outside
(along with some laundry).
I sometimes see things that don't belong on other things...
like hearts in clouds
and this rooster/chicken on an apple.
PLEASE tell me YOU see things like that too...
Happily it looks like we will have a good apple harvest this year...
Granny Smith, Liberty and other apples.
There you go...
raindrops on roses.
And you thought it was just lyrics to a song...
Just what I LOVE to see...
a rhododendron blooming in late summer.
All us PNW people love our rhodies...
well at least this PNW person does:)
Other unexpected blessings this summer were ferns and lavender we didn't plant:)
Oh and one, exactly one, sunflower!
Well it's time to go and check the, hopefully dry now, laundry
and get it safely inside
before we get another round of 'blessings'.
I leave you with a final photo of our crocosmia...
Blessings on this special day,
In addition to how to use lots and lots of Shiro and Satsuma plums
(both Japanese plums), any ideas on what to do with a lot of Asian pears?