Friday, June 6, 2008
Freshly Bloomed Friday
This Iris bloomed sometime over night and greeted me early this morning. It's like an Easter bonnet! The colors are so cheery and sweet. Like candy, like Jelly Beans. :) So, this is Iris Jelly Bean, sweet and pretty like the kitty!
For a while Irises had me frustrated. The leaves would grow, but I didn't have blooms, then I learned. The crown of the bulb (the top) must be above ground when it's planted. The in the fall I cover it lightly with leaves. Now, I want to try all kinds of fun colors. Wait until my lillies bloom! I hope they are ok, they look a little spindly yet, but summer just started. When they bloom, I'll describe them and then maybe come up with more kitty names. I have always named my plants. I don't know why.
See the tornado watch? Yup we're in for it. It has become really dark, the wind is picking up and thunder is rumbling. Cody is hiding. It's really warm and humid, near 90! There is a festival of the arts downtown and I think they are going to have to close for a while. They just kicked off at noon too. It goes on all weekend. We might go, if we can dodge the pop up storms all weekend.
Oh, it's getting even darker! I should probably unplug the dinosaur desk top computer. I think I can let everything else go. Our dish network will loose it's marbles as the storm gets closer. I have mixed feelings about storms. The thunder and rain sounds so nice, but the lightning scares me silly. A teenage girl was nearly struck by lightning yesterday morning a few miles from here. She was on her bike and it hit close enough to give her a nasty jolt. She's ok now, but that had to be so scary!
:) Cody; I just heard him groan his little bear noise under the sofa. He feels safe enough to sleep under there.
I hope you all have a relaxing first weekend in June. (((Hugs)))