The last two World Cups I watched with GG.
She loved her soccer but she wasn't crazy mad in love with soccer like Elle.
Thank God I got up early( like I have a choice with the cats wrestling on me at 5:30am), and got some flowers picked.
The rest of the day went by in a blur.
My neighbor's father had made a fast trip down from New Jersey to fix her electricity.
He made an early morning trip across the street to my house to replace some shingles on my roof.
Another neighbor brought over a dolly and hauled a tree stump that's been sitting in my driveway for 3 or 4 years waiting for a home, to a newly emptied spot in the back garden. It has been driving him mad for that long.
I lost a callicarpa last winter and I do not miss it, not one bit. It was too big for its space and was a constant source of visual annoyance to me.
Bye bye beauty bush, hello tree stump. My neighbor said it must be Jane Appreciation Day. Jane sure appreciated all the help.
We walked to the farmers market, I got my usual iced latte and a NYT ,then home to lunch, friends dropping by and some fast flower arranging. Meanwhile soccer played on.
My favorite blue vase got an armload of oakleaf and lacecap hydrangea, a sweet shrub, fennel, lambs ears and Japanese clematis. I got an earful of French expletives.
Earlier in the morning I had stuck some lavender, Queen Anne's lace, yarrow, lace cap hydranges, nigella, octopus plant and petunias in a jar of water to keep them fresh.
When I looked at it later it looked good to go to me. So I put the jar in a flower pot and watched a little more soccer.
Right at the start of the third game I decided I needed some flowers in the kitchen.
A fast run around the garden gave me a citrus splash. Marigolds, zinnas, dill, lemon thyme, sage, parsley and a squash blossom.
I was only outside for 5 minutes. Who knew I'd miss the first goal?
I hope you all found a minute to gather your rosebuds while you might.
And if you did, link us up and we'll be by to take a look.
And for those of you who don't have a blog or are "lazy bloggers", and I quote, let's hook up on Instagram?
Why not expand our horizons?