That dusty miller in the front of this bed started out of a six pack and it just lasts through everything. I have to cut it back, or I guess it would take over the whole bed. I love junk in my beds, not just flowers. My flamingoes and sun dial and statues and signs.
This corner got some extra care this year. It was a place that didn't work out with what I originally put there; not enough sun and two feet to the left, too much sun. So, I changed it to ferns on the shady side and phlox on the sunny side and so far, it's looking terrific. I put caladiums in the front for some color, but you can't really see them yet. Soon. The mailbox holds clippers and spade and a knife so I don't have to walk all the way across the yard to cut something or dig a hole.
This used to be just vegetables, but that doesnt' work for me. So, there are still tomatoes in there and there will be carrots. But, there are also daylilies and plumbago and dahlia's. And, two of my potted lemon trees, each of which has a lemon baby or two.
Mable was out with me, scouting the ground for scent of anything that's been back there. There was a baby possum living in one of my beds, in some pipes that Mable couldn't get in to. That worried her and I could barely get her to leave it and come inside. but, it must have outgrown the pipes and moved on. We aren't having that problem any more (and I know she didn't catch it). Now, it's squirrel!
My sewing is all packed up. Ready to go in the car. I have not packed one garment. But, I did take time this morning to sort out batiks for 4 Jubilee blocks so I didn't have to take my tubs. I'm not going to have that kind of time to sew and don't know why I even picked for 4. I'll have something to do any time I'm at the hotel. I also packed finger work, just in case I get a chance while we're visiting. My fabrics and my quilting give me comfort, just having them near. But, I have to keep in mind that it's not practical to take too much because I likely won't touch most of it.
After I got my emotions in control yesterday, I was able to deal with all those people I was so annoyed with. I dealt with them with grace and with honesty. Soon as I calmed down and found both my grace and my honesty, things got better.
Everybody have a great day! Tomorrow, it's all books on CD and driving in the fast lane.