Friday, July 28, 2006

Guitar day

We spent a gorgeous day going shopping together. Sallyanne ordered our new suite. I bought two garden seats, one red, and one blue. We had a cup of tea in the Cafe where we met three years ago....
Sallyanne fufilled a life dream by buying a electric guitair with pics, amp, and carry bag. She needs some books now how to play the guitair.
It was sunny, hot again, thirty six degree's in the sun. I took an enormous amount of photo's (one hundred and twenty three!!). I reduced it to thirteen, just posted.
There is a new gardening website which describes it as cross between magasine/newspaper for gardeners, which posts articles of interests for green thumbs.
Interesting that here to be a good gardener is to be green fingered. In the USA it is green thumb.
the link is: http://gardening.nimbleferret.com/
I found it terribly hard to sit in the nice blue chair sunbathing. Sallyanne sat in shades, with a mini mister (like my bigger plant mister) and coke zero.
I kept getting up to take more photo's, experimenting with the camera. Looking at what was growing.
The potted Dahlia has large flower buds, tomato like which are opening slowly. I think the flowers will be white as there is a hint of folded petals visible.
The Gladiolus has flowered.It was buds yesterday, and flowered overnight.I think they look like satin sails, catching the sunlight and breeze.My main worry is keeping the glad's upright as they only have small sticks for support.
The evening primrose have got big fat buds on them, although they suffered in the heat. One sunflower has died in heat shock. The morning glories and busy lizzies do not like the heat.My late flowering foxglove will not flower, all the buds have turned brown and shrivelled.
The main point is im incapable of sitting for still for too long.I need to be taking pics, pulling weeds, and sniffing flowers.Examining the garden close up.
I love the seat though.I will try to take time to survey the empire...but its difficult not to start doing some gardening jobs.
Good night world.Keep on growing.

4 comments:

Karen said...

I hope you are all holding up all right in the heat. At least when we get those temperatures there is air conditioning indoors. How do you manage?

snappy said...

Sallyanne uses the mister ( a red bottle that sprays cold water in a fine mist).I just sweat loads and forego wearing a top for a while..the weather is great after last years non start summer.The british love to talk about weather as a conversation topic in shops, pubs, supermarkets, bus stops..

Karen said...

Heehee, Snappy, it's a little-known fact but I was actually born in the Lake District, so I'm an honourary British person -- even though we moved to Canada when I was 5 months old. ;-)

snappy said...

Cool,Karen.Have you ever been back to the lake district?Its one of the prettiest areas in Britain.you are dual nationality then, english and Canadian.