Well before she left on vacation Violet Lady gave me an award, now if I could only figure out how to get it over here. Hope she is having fun, beautiful part of the world she is going to.
Thank you for the kind comments about the new header. One of the things I like about old homes are the porches. You see so many that have closed them in and to me it is a shame. I enjoy walking out and just standing there and listening and watching. When I can I like to sit out there and just be. I keep trying to imagine how we can put up screen and have it look nice, how to winterize it without spoiling it. Keeps those brain cells working and moving. I do want at some point and time to add to the porch, I like the ones that wrap around. I think I have mentioned I am a curve and arch person, squares bug me.
The hollyhocks are another joy, last year I was pleased to discover them. Once we figured they were an actual plant and not a weed, they were no longer mowed and allowed to grow. They gave a lot of flowers last summer, but were spindly and I spent a lot of time propping them up. This year they are standing tall all on their own and popping up all over. Hopefully next year they will continue to increase and put on another show of beauty. Most of the plants I am putting in are perennials so should come up again. At this point I am having some problems with them coming back, not sure what I am doing wrong. I was having pretty good luck with the ones I put in, until something maybe rabbits discovered them. They seem to find mums and daises tasty. So now need to do some fencing.
Jim will leave in the morning and it will be 2 weeks until he is home again. Hopefully the new guy they are hiring will work out and things can get a little more normal. Which of course leads to "what is normal", hummm. Too late at night to go there.
Best to you all, thank you for visiting, Barbara