My sunflowers are fading. In a panic, for the bees, who love them, I planted more about three weeks ago, never thinking they'd grow tall enough to bloom. they haven't grown that tall, but are now 3 feet in height and some getting ready to bloom. They will not achieve the height nor flower production of those I planted early in the summer.
|A Bumblebee on one of the last fading sunflower blooms of my forest out front.|
In fact, my latest hobby is building bird houses for over wintering, from twigs, to avoid material costs. Will post a photo after my first bird housing unit is completed.
Today I stopped in at the dollar store. On the window, was a poster, from the movie Frozen. I thought "Frozen", like my right shoulder. Old people woe.
This week, I'd hoped to catch three more big boys at that complex where Dandy originated from, the big boy with the swollen face. He's doing great up in the Portland metro area. Recuperating fine.
But it wasn't to be. So much drama at that complex. Night owls all. Drugs all over too. It was a useless endeavor, and I called it last night, because sometimes I recognize a lost cause in time to save myself from a lot of misery.
We're having a couple of hot days today and tomorrow, then more days next week, below normal temps for this time of year. We've had rain and gray too, early this year. My maple's leaves began turning in August, due likely to drought.
|A few petunias hang on.|
|The Rose of Sharon is blooming faithfully.|