Sunday, July 27, 2014

No Flowers Today..........

A mystery shot for today that has nothing to do about single bloom. I need a small section of fence to replace a woven wire section of fence. It will be a totally recycled one if I can figure it all out. This is the leftover wood that I will give to the  neighbor to burn in her kettle grill.

Rather than buying wood for the project I am going to use the wood from two shipping pallets.  I had to use a circular saw to cut it up. The nails used in this hardwood structure are power driven into the wood.  The tips of the fasteners have a spiral on the ends of them making it impossible to be able to pull with a hammer or pry bar. I am not sure what the fence will look like at this point but I will design something from this stack.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Coneflower Flurry........

The coneflowers are back and better than ever from the last two summers of heat.  I had not been out to the area for a few days and when I walked out there they were blooming everywhere.  I know that they look like they have taken over the garden but I like that.  I am sort of a country garden person where there really are no boundaries.  If they decide to take over the area where I plant tomatoes I will just plant tomatoes somewhere else.  I was concerned that I didn't have the darker colored coneflower and I now realize that dry weather keeps the flowers looking pale in contrast to a well watered flower.

Friday, July 25, 2014


We were surprised with a light shower that washed off the dust on everything Thursday afternoon.  It didn't rain enough to be measureable but it was welcomed. Rumors from the weathermen that more will come proved to be true as we received a very welcomed inch rain in the night.  We are drying out now after  having so much rain most of the spring. I shouldn't have to carry water things for a while now.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Big and Small.............

The small oxalis blooms in the back are small compared to this ball of blooms. This hardy geranium is bloom profusely outside on the patio.

To prove how well it is blooming I will share this shot of the whole plant.  It has a stray daylily sticking up behind it. The geranium is in a pot and the lily is in the ground.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wednesday's Pink .and Red....

My wife's pink petunias are packing a lot of color.  The pattern of an almost red color in their centers make them look great. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cornfield, Iowa.......

I missed taking photos of the growth development of our neighboring corn fields most of the spring. The corn field on the hill is planted in a different direction so the tassels and view is different.  The field in the foreground is about five days later in progress. The bird did me a favor by flying in to the viewfinder and stayed for a while.  It helps to give you the perspective of the height of the corn.  It is watered well and growing tall. I think it is a robin.  The rhubarb plant on the left is a little wimpy but again adds to the size comparisons.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday's Bouquet............

Everything will be needing to be watered after the hot day we have today.  I have been using water from my rain barrel but probably will have to dig out the garden hose to get it all watered.