Hello, friends! Hope you are having a wonderful day. Here it is the middle of another week. And the last day of June. Time just marches on. The year is half over already!
We had a good Ladies Bible Study yesterday although I was very late. I overslept and it just went from there. But things still went well. We just didn't get as much studied, but that's OK because we are not on a time schedule.
It has been so hot here. I know there are many of you in the western states who have it even worse than I do. I feel sorry for you and pray for you. But it is very hot here too. We have been having the air conditioner running non-stop. Right now I have it turned off and the front door open to get the cool fresh air into the house. It is so pleasant in the early morning. (It's about 5:30 a.m. as I write this.) I try to do all I need to in the morning because as soon as it gets hot, I'm done.
The heat has taken a toll on my garden too. My marigolds are all dried up and withered even though I try to water them. The other plants aren't doing all that well either. But I did take some photos before it got brutal so I wanted to share them with you. Sorry some of these are rather dark. I hope you can see them. I need to check the light meter on my camera.
Last year I had no flowers at all on my hydrangea. This year it is overrun with them. So many and so beautiful.
The roses have been beautiful.
And for the first time ever the tree has crab apples on it.
I was reading on Google that the seeds contain cyanide and are poisonous to people and animals. The stray cats won't bother them because they are well fed and cats want meat not vegetation. But I need to warn our next-door neighbors who have dogs. Dogs are especially vulnerable it seems. And if I decide to use them for something, I need to be careful about getting rid of the seeds and anything near them. Have any of you heard about this? Have you ever eaten a crab apple?
I was going to show you the patio area also, but those photos are really dark. I will retake them and show you later.
And now I need to get going with my day. Lots to do. I asked my friend, Donna, to come for lunch after church on Fourth of July. So I need to get this house cleaned up. And I need to stop at ShopRite for my medication and I'll buy some food there too for Sunday. I'm going to look for a watermelon slice.
So see you all later. Have a wonderful day.