A monkey puzzle tree that is looking especially pleased with itself.
They do like water- everything does, without water we would not have a planet, they say. and we are mostly made up of water and goo.
When i complain about the centuries of bad weather It is difficult to remember- water= good.
Popcorn balls are growing beautifully right now, Across the street my neighbor has one that she has had for about fifty years.
Given to her by her brother now a dead guy, so the tree has become quite precious.
The lilacs have never been so chubby!
Though not an impressive photo of Maggies
Rhody, the tree itself is amazing, She has two of them and both grow as tall as her two and half story house.
She leaves them alone, they just grow because they know how.
Iris days are here. Always a stunning flower that does not last very long.
At the moment they seem to be everywhere, waving in the breeze, showing off in a mighty nice display.
They also just grow on their own- too much cultivation and they shrivel. They like to b e invisible i think but have failed in the long run.
I would love to have a frock in that color, please.
The sky is matchy matchy.
The California poppies are the first to shout out - They seem to like the alley ways , also not wanting much cultivation, growing willy nilly along with the buttercups.
Dennis thinks that they are weeds.
I planted lavender and nasturtium along the rock wall one year - he tore them out, thinking "weed".
He will never be a gardener.
There were only orange poppies, still too early for bright red ones or for Shirley poppies.
I have given up on poppies too, because..."weeds".
Here we are back at home, that was a splendid walk, the sky is superb and my legs remembered how to propel me forward. All of the neighbors are in a good mood , more than willing to talk about improvements they have made to house and garden during covid time and monsoon season .(that has lasted far too long.) I met a little dog who was very old and like me, walked at snails pace. Good company!
Oh, just two more - from the alley- Shamrock for luck and the bones of the boat protected by growing things.