Tuesday, May 12, 2009

80%

The weatherman said this morning that our area has an 80% chance of rain today. With all the rain we have had lately, I'm having to mow our lawn about every 4 days just to keep it under control. While I was out mowing, I took my camera and snapped a few pictures. Remember me showing this photo of my clematis that is loaded with buds.

Well, I was pleasantly surprised to see some of the buds were open this morning. I love the color of the bloom on this clematis. As you can see, there are still lots of buds to open yet. I'll take pictures again in a few days and show the progress of the blooming.


My amaryllis blossoms had also opened. I moved this one inside and will keep it on the ledge behind my sink for a few days so I can enjoy the beautiful flowers. They will sure make the chore of washing dishes a little more enjoyable!

I've had some ask me why I do the lawn work. I consider it good exercise. I have a self-propelled lawnmower, so there really isn't a lot of strenuous pushing involved. I just get a nice walk in while I direct the mower. As you can tell from some of my other posts, I enjoy gardening and being outside. Since I don't work outside the home, I also decided this was a way for me to save a fair amount of money by doing the work myself. That's money I can use for quilting supplies and fabric!
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4 comments:

Amelia said...

That clematis is so pretty...I need to get me one - I don't know anything about them - are they easy to raise...how long is the blooming period...sun or shade?

We can not mow here as the ground is way too wet...you probably have a better lawn than we have...That is something we need to work on - but living in the country and the large area it would cost a small fortune to get it sodded with bermuda...so we just mow what we have.... it looks better than anyone else on our mile or probably for several miles in either direction. I always enjoyed mowing - but since Leon has retired he does it now.

Stay dry...

Connie W said...

At our previous home we had a beautiful clematis just like yours in the photo that grew out by the pool. It was one of our favorite flowering plants.

Norma said...

I haven't seen clematis here so I would say it is too hot and dry. I would love to have some, they are beautiful!

Isn't it great to have a flower to enjoy when you do chores?

Teresa said...

Such pretty flowers. Isn't it amazing how many different kinds of flowers there are!