We had a brief rain an hour or so ago , so brief the ground didn’t even get wet . But it cooled down so I got out with my camera and walked around the house and yard .
The window box with the impatiens at the end of the porch is doing good as long as I keep them watered . We have had very little rain for the last few weeks so I have to water at least every other day .
Two of the hanging plants on my porch have birds’ nests in them , this one is a house wren and there is a sparrow nest in one of my ferns .
The hollyhocks are not doing well this year , they are covered in rust , I like rust on my metal , not on my hollyhocks .
The poppy seeds I scattered last fall are doing great ! Don’t you love these colors ?
I guess these hanging pots are just perfect home sights for the birds .
I am loving my hydrangeas this year .
There are shades of pink and lavender in the bush , I have never had that before. Maybe putting the mulch around it has changed the acidity of the soil .
There are only a few pretty roses left on the climbing rose , I trimmed all the dead ones off today , now it will regroup and bloom again .
A stand of poke salad and Queen Anne’s Lace at the edge of the woods . the woods behind my house is so thick with brush you can’t walk through it.
It is full of blackberry vines that are covered in berries that are beginning to dry up for lack of rain .
And wild roses that don’t seam to mind the lack of rain.
Look at all the berries on this cedar tree…
This will make the Cardinals happy.
This is a view of my woods from the neighbors yard . His is cleared farther back than mine is . That’s okay , I don’t have to mow as much .
It’s a great place for the wild life to live , although I haven’t seen many deer lately .
Well we are back at the porch again . Thanks for taking a walk with me !
You are welcome anytime .
Hope you all had a beautiful weekend !