Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Summer Doldrums? - Post 44

Thanks for your kind comments, friends, to my previous post. It is sort of nice to have a new play-toy that I didn't have to purchase myself, but I didn't "deserve" it so much as it was, as are all give-aways, the luck of the draw. I guess I just needed something to post about and the arrival of the snips was, at least, something. I am in the summer doldrums, I think. Too much yard work, perhaps?

So that this post will be more than just a bunch of words, I've included a photo of my "double" ditch lilies. The initial fans of these were give to me by my husband's sister-in-law in the early 1970's, and were first planted at the home I shared with my husband. About 18 months after his death, I moved to my present residence and some of the lilies came with me. They were, for a long time, the only day lilies I had. They are prolific multipliers and are now in several locations in my yard. It's time to thin them again but, due to the nature of the soil in my subdivision, I'm dreading the preparation of a new flower bed. Thank goodness they don't require pampering.

I don't have much on my agenda for today. I need to stay inside and do household chores during the torrid part of the day. It's very hot, and muggy. I don't know what else I could expect for the middle of an Arkansas July. Later this afternoon, I'll be mowing the grass. The City gets picky if your lawn looks shabby, and while mine is not quite to the 'pasture' stage, it's time for a hair cut.

That's a whole lot of nothing, but I need to get back in the habit of posting every day, or if not daily, at least regularly. Thanks for bearing with me.

Hope you're having a great day.


Anonymous said...

Stay cool! It's a hot one here in Iowa too. Just grilling some ribs and I made a pasta salad. No more work today for sure. Lucky dog winning a contest! I never win, ever ever.

Since hubby and I are thinking of moving more out of the winter zone in a few years, after I get my SS, tell me about weather there? How cold in winter? Snow? hehe, we have Ark on our list of possibilities.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Those are beautiful. I have the plain kind. I'm not sure I ever saw the doubles before.

Hilary said...

Those lilies are lovely, Pat, and much like your writing, it's always a double treat to stop by. Blog as often or as infrequently as is best for you.

Louise said...

I often don't like "double" flowers. (I have double hollyhocks and don't like them at all.) But these are wonderful. I think I want some!

Countrygirl said...

Keep yourself cool. The hot, muggy weather there and the hot, dry here must be making us feel the same way. My lawn and weeds need mowing and weedeating but I can't seem to get going!
Your flowers are beautiful! My dd loves lillies so I planted some several years ago - they were all in bloom while she was here! God bless!

"JEANNELLE" said...

Oh, I love the double dutch lilies in your photo! I've never even heard of such a thing before! Very beautiful!

Texas Travelers said...

Nice day-lily photo.
Well done.

Thanks for the visit,
and a good day to you also.
Troy and Martha

It's a 100 degree day here today.
No yard work.