|Sunset over the Flint Hills|
I feel relaxed already; how about you?
Oh. That's me. And my mom. Being VERY serene. Woo.
Out in the gardens, there are still some nice things going on. The Day Lilies are trying to make a come-back. Either the heat or the drought or something did a number on them this year, but check these guys out:
Still giving it a go!
The Rose of Sharon bushes are also still blooming:
AND our lavender plants are going strong!
OK, maybe not so much "going strong" as "have survived the hottest part of the Summer". It's been such a rough growing season that Mom is just thrilled with anything that has survived - especially the new plants like the lavender!
Here's another very serene photo from earlier this week:
|My kid brother Zim, going on a car ride|
He hasn't even left the garage yet, but check out that look on his face! He LOVES car rides!
And now for one last photo for today - this is something that has everyone and everything feeling WAY BEYOND serene. Are you ready?
That's right - RAIN!!! Pouring down rain! It was raining like cats and dogs and puppies! Bucketful after bucketful!!! As many of you know we have been in "exceptional drought" conditions - and over the course of the last couple days, we probably saw 4 glorious inches of RAIN!!! Maybe more!!! Needless to say, it's brought great happiness and serenity to the area!
I hope you found lots of things that made you feel serene this week!