Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Swamps, Possums & We Aren't Even In Louisianna

Wow, I slept until 10:00 this morning! I NEVER sleep that late, and I'm not all that glad I did today either. I took Benadryl last night at around midnight and it always knocks me out so I am not surprised. I just don't like feeling like my day is half over before it starts. Then again, it isn't like I have lots of stuff on my to do list anyway. I stepped outside for a moment or two and it's too warm even for me out there. I might venture out to read on the hammock later on. My swamp flower bloomed with a big yellow flower and it is so beautiful! As you know, Donny makes it his business to rescue the plants out of our pond when he isn't digging for clams. He doesn't chew them up but he does pull them out and carry them to the far corner of the yard and leaves them there. This year he pulled the water mint out but I found it pretty quickly so it survived. This flower thing was purchased with the thought that it was a fairly substantial plant so he might leave it alone, which he has! And it's really taking off, I'm so happy with it. It's so tall I can see it from my family room window over the top of the truck!
My flower seeds aren't sprouting which doesn't shock me given the fact that I planted them so late and I noticed as I sat on the deck the other day that Donny seems to enjoy stretching out on the dirt for a little nap. A dirt nap I suppose. Sigh. I think a few of my sunflowers are peeking through so I'll enjoy what I can. At least I'll have that crab leg bush next year.
My veggie garden looks fabulous. I think the lettuce is ready to be picked and saladed already. Lots of green baby tomatoes too. No berries on the raspberry bush but I think sometimes they do not produce fruit the first year anyway. Not sure when crab legs bloom.
Finally, do you remember that possum whose guts I hated? Well, he crawled behind our front yard hedge and croaked. The Mr. discovered this when he got home last night in the 90+ degree heat and smelled something stinky. And by stinky, I mean S-T-I-N-K-Y. So he and Mac went out and did a CSI body retrieval. Shew! Of course, I was treated to a blow by blow maggot and fly update by Mac. Oy-vey.
Since it's now after 11:00 and I haven't showered, I suppose Ill get moving and maybe today I'll even blow dry my hair. No promises.
Have a great second half of the day!


Jada's Gigi said...

EEEEEWWWWW on the possum...hope you're feeling more normal's to having the week off!

Margie said...

You make me laugh!!

Trish said...

It feels like a swamp out there today! How are the Grape Vines!? Tom's asked me about several times!!!
He said he should've came over in the Spring and gave them a pruning... but didn't think about it til it was too late! Remind him next year!!!

Becky said...