The victims (my fault for not watering):
The azalea dies but the morning glory (which I've pulled up about 10 times) thrives.
Oregano? Basil? I forget, but it seems to like being neglected.
Burgundy chrysanthemums getting ready to bloom.
The Confederate Rose that was just 2 leaves at the beginning of summer.
These vines thrive in heat and drought.
There's a yellow butterfly up there that wouldn't be still long for a picture.
Pyracantha. Painful to be stuck by it but beautiful.
The poor plumeria was all primed to drop its leaves, as usual, and then with the high temperatures, it looks like it's beginning put out a few new leaves. Maybe it'll bloom this year if the Christmas cactus doesn't.
Writing a blog is harder the second year because it's kind of like the last year - except for less happening.
Mike came for a few days, and that was nice. We went to Andalusia and stopped in Gantt, both very enjoyable.
Once I had tricked him into climbing the ladder to get the last bit of wallpaper, he did more in 30 minutes than I did in a day's work, although I kept hearing: "That cabinet is going to come down. No way to reach that. That can't happen. That won't fit. ...." but it did.
All ready to be painted. Every last bit of wallpaper down from the little room and now onto the real bath and little hallway.
No one understands how much I enjoy stripping wallpaper - except on the ladder. I have to set a timer to make myself stop. There is still a good bit more to go, and I've made a mess that won't be fun to clean up.
I'm still not sure how to get to the high places over the tub and shower, but I'll worry about that later. It's going to be so pretty when it finally gets painted. I wish I knew what color(s) to use. Anything - anything! - will top that viney wallpaper.
We ate some good food while Mike was here - David's Catfish and Tabby D's in Andalusia and Down the Street Cafe in Montgomery on the way to the airport. I love having fried green tomatoes twice in the same week.
Mike's plate after the lunch Monday. Comment: "I didn't like it."
The broccoli-cranberry salad was delicious too. And the macaroni and cheese. And the chicken. And the fried green tomatoes - I may have mentioned that.
As soon as we ate, we had to go to the airport. Maybe a little early and for sure nothing to do there. This is pretty much the whole thing. Not sure why there are cars inside, but I didn't question it at the time. Upstairs is the food court. A Subway and one more place.
Well, all that's not really worth writing, but that picture of the rain had to go. It was taunting me.
Lydia is officially a business woman - Layne James Embroidery and Designs, LLC. I'm so proud of her. It hasn't been easy the past few weeks getting everything finalized, but it's quite an accomplishment. She does beautiful work and is having fun doing it.
Sherry and David have been traveling again, this time heading north and east. She has lots of nice pictures on her blog for those of us who have to stay home. I'm also behind on looking at all her quilts on her other blog.
So, that's all that's happened in my life since the last rain. Now I can get back to that mess I left in the bathroom. But it will be pretty - one day.