They left. Packed some food (I saw a bag of jumbo marshmallows being put in the dry sack), grabbed the fishing gear, tent, sleeping bags and the new float boats and left. I knew the guys were outta' here as soon as we bought our fishing licenses this last weekend -only I didn't get to go! With the Show opening on Friday I don't need to Blog on about how much work I still want to cram in this week -and now I don't even have my cute apprentice around to help me!
Even though I was sulking a bit, look what I was greeted with yesterday morning! It's the first bloom of the summer on my Himalayan Blue Poppy. I love these flowers. They are on the western side of the house and will grow to be about 5' tall. They are very hardy and I've had them for about 6 years and every year their incredible blue color thrills me. Seeing the first bloom of my "Blue Hemi" put me in a flower and gardening mood so I rushed my morning production of welding, loaded a glaze kiln and went plant shopping.
After all, Daddy-O left me the checkbook -right?!
The front garden area is currently doubling as "the weathering pen" for some of my sculptures that I want to
have a nice rust patina started before the Show. I took a picture of the Rhubarb in the front because I can't beleive how much it's grown in one week. Look at the flowers I chose for Mr. Mantis, aren't they perfect? Originally I had a small pot of Pansy's but they didn't have enough height, so I switched them out with this flowering plant but don't know the name of it. I also bought some wonderful, large, hanging baskets of Lobeliafor the large plant stands/wind chimes I'll have at the Show.
The stands display so much better with actual hanging baskets on them.
Since it was just me and the dogs, after flower shopping I treated myself to dinner at one of my favorite places, Burrito King drive-thru. Ordered the special of the day which was a enchilada, crispy Gringo taco with rice and beans -plus I ordered a side of Mexican goat cheese Quesadillas.....mmm! The only thing better was when I got home I popped the top on a frosty Mike's Hard Lime and dined alfresco on the deck with the doggies. Well actually, cooking marshmallows on the open fire with my guys would have been better.