Found new residents in my grey willow this evening.
There are three groups of this size that I can see.
They are eating the leaves down to the centre vein! Not that I care about the willow, in fact I’m trying to kill it by girdling it (I want to keep the framework for other climbers). I don’t see them in any of my other plants, either.
Any ideas? Are they bad, good, or chaotic neutral?
Himself just did a load of laundry wearing nothing but garden-clogs. That might not sound so strange.
However! Our washing machine is in a shed entirely outside of the house. Yep, I got treated to him coming and going, stark naked in the rain (literally).
Our neighbours must be scarred for life – oh yes, they could easily look down from one room and see him in all his, ahem, glory! And they thought me in a bikini was bad!
Do you have someone who does crazy things to make you laugh, too?
(aren’t you glad this is a photo-free post?)
I have one very very healthy and happy rose bush – my all-time favourite, the Peace rose. It is finally coming into bloom, and I have to say I’ve been able to get the most gorgeous photos of the first bud.
I’m still sick, but it’s sunny today and it costs little of my energy to sit outside and smell the flowers. I’m so grateful. The peace rose was my mother’s favourite rose, and I have so many good memories of her when I am enjoying this rose (it smells as good as it looks).
Oh, for Socks: How I did it. I did some photo editing on the first two shots to bring up the ‘black point’ and make the dark green leaves look black. I don’t know if any of the further THIRTEEN buds on this tiny bush will also have the full-leaf background to make this type of shot possible again.
This is what my gazania look like when they have finished blooming – yuck. I don’t think I’ll be getting any seeds.
I decided that I only want toys for my birthday from here on out.
An electric bass guitar is my first toy request!
Fender Squire P-bass or the Vintage Reiisued V90?
Lokii isn’t much help – he runs when you pick a guitar up…
Blue and purple today!
The last of the lavender roses.
New clematis Mrs N Thompson is a summer bloomer! Yay!
Blueberries are ripening!
The black mondo grass is blooming.
….and I’ve already forgotten what this is! Oh wait, I found the empty pot. Isotoma or blue star creeper. I’ve put it under my massive white rose, as the grass doesn’t like to grow there.
(Post dedicated to Sled)