I like to get up early in the morning, especially in the summer. I have coffee while I watch the sunrise. I feed the cats, check my email, write my blog, have a little breakfast, and do my gardening before the heat of the day takes over. I tolerate heat pretty well, but anything above 90 degrees and you'll most likely find me indoors!
This morning, thanks to the generosity of a friend, and a quick trip yesterday to my old house, I have about thirty irises to plant. Last night I put cannas, daisies, and several other plants into their new home. Irises are tough, and patient. I knew they could wait until this morning! My friend and I talked briefly about all the things "they" say about transplanting...including the fact that I probably shouldn't be transplanting irises, or anything else, right now. Funny thing is, I hardly ever lose a transplant. The ones I put into the ground last night look great this morning. The plants my friend gave me last year are blooming today. I take a few chances in the garden. Sometimes I listen to advice and sometimes I just wing it.
My kitchen is now lovely "pesto" green. I love to wake up to that color! Four rooms in our house are some shade of green and three are cream. I find green very soothing. Years ago I worked for a woman who loved blue. Every room in her home was predominantly blue. She drove a blue car, wore a lot of blue. I have another friend who has always loved purple, and yes, for years she drove a purple van. We're all affected by color. I've always found that fascinating. My late aunt had a red-white-black kitchen. It drove me crazy! Actually made me feel "nervous" if I sat in it very long. Strange...
Yes, I'm rambling this morning. No theme, just thoughts. My husband is off today and we're going shopping for a few supplies for some house projects- new screens for the porch, trellis for a vine, rocks for the walkway.
Tomorrow...Lord willing...I'm going to be photographing the senior dinner. Each year the Caddo Community Association hosts a dinner for those citizens who are 80+ years old. This year they have a patriotic theme and are including veterans. It should be an interesting evening. I always enjoying visiting with our seniors. They've had so many experiences and know so much about Caddo's history because they lived it!
For those of you who are interested in Caddo history, I have a new post at Stories Too Long. I transcribed one page of The Caddo Herald for June 9, 1899. Amazing how many names are mentioned.
Well, I'd better get out to the yard.