The next year there were a few more and now this year we have a very respectable stand of them. Lupines can be shades of pink, purple, or white but, so far anyway, all of ours are this lovely purple color. They make nice bouquets when brought in as cut flowers. So, so pretty.
We had an absolutely gorgeous day today weather-wise. I didn't check although I'm sure in the sun it was well into the 80s but we had very little humidity (yay for our side!) and a wonderful breeze all day long. Both Roy and I ended up getting more sun on exposed skin than we maybe should have. That's what happens when you're wearing turtlenecks well into June and then all of a sudden a tank top is too warm.
I got lots of weeding done in the garden and flower beds around the deck. Most everything is now under control . . . except the strawberry patch. Seems that the straw I used for mulch had oodles of oat seeds in it and now the whole patch looks like a healthy stand of grain. Ugh. Sometimes ya can't win for losin'. It's going to be a struggle to get those robust green shoots out that have come up right through the heavy straw mulch. But it's all part and parcel of having a garden and growing things . . . and I do love doing that.
Not relating to much anything in particular, I want to share a quote I recently came across by Todd Rowe, Director of the
"Hearing a call and not following it creates disease within each of us . . . Healing happens for us to the extent that we identify what we love and live that in our lives.”
Time to shower, climb into bed and get rested and ready for another good day tomorrow.