Welcome everyone, I am posting for Rain's art and dinner date-find link in my sidebar.
Last week we were blessed with lots of rain and cooler weather, this week the rains have stopped for the most part and we are getting back to hot summer temperatures, well it is August smiles.
With all the rains we have had it really helped the perennial garden I was working on this spring, and I have spotted hummingbirds and butterflies on the flowers-very excited about that since this garden was planted for them especially. Here is a little video I took on Monday morning.
I also wanted to share a garden link about wintering over your petunias here
The petunias you see in the video are in a very very large vintage copper pot that many years ago one of Larry's family members drilled a bunch of drainage holes into (horrors)-he grabbed it when they were done with it and I finally planted in it. These petunias I picked up at the Amish greenhouse early this spring-they were twice the money as regular petunias-but so worth it-more gorgeous, filled out more and they handled the extreme heat well too. So I was curious about the wintering over.in that article. I am not set up to do this, but anyone with a small greenhouse area that has allot of light in the early spring might be worth a try.
I did play with watercolors and my stamps this week too.
We have had lovely sunrises here so another morning I wanted to try painting one This piece is so so but better than my past attempts
For a side dish for us one day I sauteed fresh mushrooms, zucchini, sweet peppers, radishes, and added in a little corn Also served up fresh tomatoes and cucumbers with cheese along with grilled chicken breast