Good morning on this very rainy Sunday! Poor Muffin. She does not like thunderstorms or even heavy rain. Light rain is okay, but not the heavy kind of rain we had this morning. And there was thunder around as well, though nothing close by. Muffin spent about half the night sleeping under the bed. That’s her safe place for when things like this happen. And as a result of this rain I am enjoying my coffee inside this morning. I might be doing that a lot this week if the forecast is correct. And, after tomorrow, we will be heading into some much cooler weather for a few days. Plus more rain. But June is normally our rainiest month of the year. But that is good in some ways. It really helps things to grow well, mainly thinking of trees and wild plants. Great for berry producing bushes, such as blueberries. It helps to reduce the tick season since they don’t like rainy weather. It really helps to produce a good crop of mosquitoes. Okay, that last one is not so good. There was already a lot of mosquitoes. I can just imagine what it will be like walking down to the river. The photo at the top is a wild strawberry. And now…
In the above photo is one of our wild violets, the “great spurred violet”. It’s a lighter colored violet than some of the others we have but it’s also a fairly large flowered variety. The flowers are usually 1 inch (2.5cm) across.
And in the above pic is a nice bright red petunia from my little container garden on my deck. Hummingbirds love these flowers as well so they are good to have around to help attract these little birds. I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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