It has been raining softly this morning. That peaceful kind of rain shower that soothes and relaxes.
A bit ago I cleaned out Ivy’s litter box and put new litter in, then walked the lawn bag full of old litter to the dumpster at the end of the four-plex.
Yesterday afternoon I took Charlie over to Kendra’s again. I’m hoping to take him over there a couple of times a week for exercise.
She and I watched the dogs run about the yard and talked for an hour or so. It was nice and peaceful and there was a cool breeze.
Here’s Charlie chomping on a bit of lemon verbena.
Don’t you love the pattern on the big blue pots I ordered from Lowes?
Apparently the “chef” is going back to work, so unfortunately that will be the end of our prepared meals. However I still have some leftovers in the freezer I can thaw and eat.
I think Ivy’s cat tower is coming tomorrow and I’m anxious to see if she’s interested in it. I’ve ordered catnip to rub on it but that hasn’t arrived yet.
Maybe I’ll get a bird feeder and hang it in the tree branches where she can watch the birds from the patio door.
I’m really pleased with how the patio is coming together for spring and summer. The addition of blues has I think enhanced the purples scattered throughout.
I sit here and stare out the French doors, the tree leaves scarcely moving in the slight breeze.
The patio is a wonderful extension of my living space and I am ever so grateful to have it.
I originally thought this plant that came back from last year was a cone flower, but it’s looking like it’s probably salvia.
I bought several gallon containers of purple salvia this year to add perennials to the garden.
I don’t think I’ll need any more plants. I have seedlings coming up in various containers and I’m anxious to see how they do.
The vines of various kinds that I’ve planted are doing well and I have no idea what they’ll look like mixed together.
But then that’s the beauty of a garden, isn’t it? The inevitable surprises.
I guess I’ll go down and pay my rent for next month. I always pay a bit early because I’m always afraid I might forget.