Hail that not only sliced iris blooms but made lace of hollyhock leaves, mashed soapwort, mangled hosta, dashed the newly opened peonies, and also…watered the basement.
I dutifully deadheaded later, and noted that the hateful hail even damaged the buds of my iris! It’s a good year to be a roofer in northern
. But! There were still blooms to come and I enjoyed them even more, I think, because of the destruction. Colorado
And then, when the last vestige of the icey destroyer was shaken off? The night before we left for
More hail. So much for Iris 2011. Whatever. (At least it wasn’t a wheat crop….)
Now it’s time to move on. Lavendar is in full spread. Roses are starting. Carrots show promise, and so do the peas.
And the first evening back from our trip, sitting on the patio? The fragrance of my honeysuckle was evident.My tomatoes survived. So there’s that.