Well, friends, it's raining again - for the third day in a row. And not just nice, gentle rain, but big cloudbursts, sending sheets of water zipping down the road toward us! Luckily, we have excellent drainage and none of it is entering the house.
Nonetheless, we are in good spirits and this post will just meander on about what's been happening over the past few days.
Last week, I was stacking some of the firewood we had delivered last week and I came across what I thought looked like a piece of lichen. Much to my surprise, the lichen opened his eyes and looked at me!
The rain has kept me out of the garden, but I've been busy knitting away the hours in the house.
I finished this vest this week.......
and popped out a quick wine cozy.
We did have a beautiful, sunny day last Tuesday, so we took advantage of it to revisit Asticou Azalea Garden and make the first of our summer visits to Thuya Garden in Northeast Harbor.
Most of the azaleas had already bloomed out, but there was enough color left to make for a wonderful visit.
there were so many photo opportunities........
each one lovlier than the next.
At Thuya Garden, the blooming had not begun in earnest, but there was still plenty to delight the eye!
These Himalayan Blue Poppies were stunning.
These cute little Blue Orchard Bee (BOB) houses were peppered throughout the garden. H has promised to make a few for our garden.
The above link about the bees was quite interesting.
And last, but not least, we discovered who the thief with the sweet tooth was who had been draining the hummingbird feeder on the nights that I forgot to bring it in.
This little guy is obviously a descendant of "Big Booda, the Fat Raccoon", who undoubtedly grew so fat he could no longer make it up the stairs to raid the feeders.
And that pretty much sums up the highlights of the past week. Despite the rain, we are grateful for the cool weather and wish we could send all you southerners a respite from the awful heat you are experiencing.
Life is Good and Soggy!