This morning I cleaned the pond and refilled it with water. A monthly chore. There were lots of leaves and debris from the high winds that blew through the other day. It has actually been cool enough here for the heater to be turned on. Still, I wear shorts as I work.
My Shasta daisies look ready to bloom. Only the one bud so far.
The bees are still here feeding on the pincushion flowers.
I am gaining pleasure from the sturdy succulents and sedums scattered about the yard.
Sage never disappoints. Herbs are always a favorite of mine. They tolerate drought-like conditions, poor soil, and repel many undesirable insects.
The various colored pansies fill the landscape with color.
The hollyhock seems to be healthy. Can’t wait to see how big it gets and the potential blooms that await.
And sweet alyssum fills the air with perfume.