The milkweed are almost in full bloom, and the bees love them.
The smaller ascelpias that I planted last year are not far behind.
Toolshed beautification: I rescued the last of the dug up daylilies that have been sitting at Soares for weeks (months?) Marcia let me have the lot for $5. They are soaking in their pots. I also picked up gazania for one of the window boxes and a BOGO six pack of portulaca. Did some watering.
Ron got his pension payments today. I got a check from MRS yesterday.
It’s a little after 4, and I’m tired. Ron brought “party food” because we planned to have our neighbors over this afternoon, but unbeknownst to her, he’d made other plans. Just as well, I’d have been one lousy host.
Picked strawberries today and will be glad when they are done, just because the “cage” that Ron built is such a nuisance.
Funny how beer quenches thirst better than water.
I hope to do something with the shower repair tomorrow.
I love my “den”. So far, it’s been comfortable, thanks in part to Ron’s adjusting the humidifier. I have an air filter machine and a fan.
Set up appointments for cardio tests in December. Happy about that.
After doing the transfer station run, Ron surprised me by agreeing to visit Highfield so that we could see “A Passing Fancy”, the semi-permanent labyrinth built from 19,000 pounds of sticks from a willow nursery in upstate New York.
Ron further surprised me by agreeing to tour the gardens. After walking the building circumference, he suggested we take the Beechtree Path back to the van rather than the parking lot.
We stopped at the Alvin lead line so Ron could get some pix for Gary, then enjoyed playing instruments in the Music Garden.
On the way home, we did a shop at the Windfall and took the ocean roads back to Mashpee.
Little motivation to do much of anything yesterday; not hot, but humid.
We’ve been using the whole house fan to cool things off in the evening.
It’s raining this morning.
We did the transfer station run yesterday. New/old recycling system wasn’t too bad, except that you have to cross the street to reach all of the containers: unsafe and in the case of one driver who stopped her car literally in the middle of the road, encourages idiocy.
I harvested strawberries and rhubarb and we made sauce. The berries are gorgeous but not sweet.
Salad and leftover veg loaf for lunch.
Ron washed the a/c filters, smart move.
I gave Robert a lift home. Happy that he likes his work!