I dropped Charlie off to be groomed a few hours ago. Then came home to find Ivy being especially frisky.
She had unrolled most of the toilet paper roll. I keep it rolled up where it’s not as easy for her to unroll.
But a cat is a cat and all that. They have their ways.
Then she went to my bed with her gray mouse to play. You can kind of see it at the end of her paw, but it is a bit blurry.
She hides it under the blanket and plays with it and drags it back out.
It hear thunder. Rain is expected today, so the sky is heavy with clouds.
I’m lucky that Charlie isn’t afraid of thunder. Many dogs are and have terrible anxiety when it is storming.
I have quite a few tomatoes on my plant. And my first cucumber is about an inch and a half or so long. Soon I will have fresh cucumbers to cut up into a salad.
My pepper plant isn’t producing yet.
This big pot of petunias is really doing well. What you see beyond is purple sweet potato vine in another pot.
See how green and full the blue container garden is beyond it. I’m going to have to cut the plants back again. All this rain!
I have had this sun for quite some time now. Over ten years. I love that sun. And I think I paid $35 for it back in Texas at a roadside stop.
I had another one that was not quite as big that I brought with me as well. It was yellow, but didn’t age as well as this one. I don’t recall what happened to it.
I like to have other elements besides plants in my garden space. It just makes things more interesting.
In case you didn’t know, it is good to have a rock in your bird bath. It gives the birds a place to perch out of the water.
I can’t keep it clean right now due to the spent blossoms dropping from the tree.
That is the sedum autumn joy you see underneath it.
My pansies are making a comeback.
When they stopped blooming, I set the pot down by the table until they recovered. Then I put them back under the sun and pinched them back quite a bit.
Now I have blooms again. They don’t like the heat, so they will retreat soon until autumn and cooler weather.
Here’s Ivy sleeping on the quilt stack behind my chair. With her paw over her face she looks like she could be having a “Calgon, take me away” moment.
Every day I call her silly Ivy because she truly is a silly, fun and energetic cat. I feel so lucky to have her.
Love comes in many shapes and sizes. My sweet Ivy always makes me smile.