Yesterday I heard from our local weather forecast that so far in June we've had 98 hours of sunshine. I can't say I was shocked. It's been cold. Our furnace has been coming on in the morning. Brrr. The part that is frustrating is that this is one of the prettiest times in my garden and the only enjoyment I've been getting is a quick run for a new snapshot. We are truly thankful that our area seems to be out of the flood risk. We see daily the damage done in other areas.
The roses have their best bloom mid June. Once these buds are finished they will bloom again but not ever as nice as the first bloom. Often by the second bloom the leaves look sickly.
So, we have cool weather with lush looking greenery and gorgeous flowers in June. We generally try to have a coffee outside in the afternoon, weather permitting and we haven't even been able to do that with the drizzle.
The raspberry plants next door are looking especially lush. Freshly rototillered soil always looks so nice.
There are the raspberries. All they need is a kiss of sun and they will blush bright red.
The bedding plants are beginning to take off. These begonias are peeking out a an old brass pot.
Oh Indee, why must you stand in my flower garden enjoying salad. Those Victorian salvia's don't stand a chance with you nipping the buds off.
My Mary Rose smells divine. Oh to send you a bud or two. Wouldn't that be fun?
So, what are you up to today? The sun is promising to peek out here. Yesterday I bought some fabric to make a slip cover for a rocking chair that I bought at a thrift store. I may begin that. Once it's all done, you'll see it of course.
Otherwise, there's not much to tell here on the farm. I just wanted to say a quick Hi. I do hope your day is wonderful.
I'm off for my 30 minute walk.