It was a wet Saturday for most of the day even though we saw a bit of sunshine. The ground is pretty wet and DH is wondering if he'll be able to mow at all this weekend. The temperature is still really pleasant and we've been able to keep the windows open and enjoy the outside sounds of birds...lots of birds. I actually slept well last night. Hurray. The end of the yuck is near. Good thing. I'm flying east on Monday.
The honeysuckle is lovely this weekend. While I was taking photos, a hummingbird werrrrrrred in to sip some nectar. The image is a little fuzzy but it is the best of the ones I shot.
The roses are starting to bloom. I have what I call shrub roses as well as tea roses. There's one miniature rose, too, unless the poor baby is really stunted. These roses came with the house and I'm doing my best not to kill them off. In the past I have not had the best track-record with keeping roses alive. *ahem* This summer starts the third full year of having responsibility for them. The good news is that they are all still alive and there are more blossoms this year than before. The bad news is that something has started eating the leaves again. I don't see any little crawlers but there has to be something there. I spray with a rose bug spray but last year several of the rose bushes looked pretty bad by July. Of course, part of my problem is that I'm not home everyday to police that garden. I'm open to any and all suggestions about what to do with the roses.