Like most of you, I’ve been a bit busy lately. It seems that there is no time for rest with the watering and weeding and fertilizing of the garden beds come mid-July. In between watching the birds and butterflies flitting about, there are the cook-outs, barbecues, and pig roasts, weddings and festivals, and I imagine a few of you will be heading to the air-conditioned theaters to see the last of the Harry Potter movies.
Here in the midwest this past week we have once again endured more violent weather with hurricane force winds. We’ve been lucky here on the cutoff. Our power has remained on and, except for some downed branches, a few flowers that look pretty rattled, and the dear robins who lost a home, we have been okay. For many thousands in the vicinity, however, there have been power failures lasting all week and major damage to trees, houses and cars, not to mention freezers full of food that are spoiled. This next week looks to be a scorcher with today the prelude, so, here’s hoping everyone affected is safe, cool, and healthy.
I’ll leave you for now with this exuberant bee who was having great fun at the Morton Arboretum. He was actually rolling around in the pollen. A regular orgy was going with him and his friends in these Frau Dagmar Hastrup rugosa roses. I love the rugosa roses, having had two in our other home, and after the buzz of excitement excitement Frau Dagmar caused, I may just have to find a place for one here in our little neck of the woods.