Memorial Day, the semi-official start of summer,
has come and gone and I meant to put this up yesterday and didn't.
All the big old mansions in town decorate with bunting and I thought we should get in the spirit. Of course, ours is a third the size of the big ones in town but this one seemed just the right size for our house.
In South Carolina we have two Memorial Days with Confederate Memorial Day celebrated on May 10th. Interesting because long ago the two were combined nationally into one federal holiday. Interesting also that state employees still, 152 years after the Civil War was decided, get Confederate Memorial Day off work.
The hydrangeas are in bloom and we have four huge bushes. The true color is the blue at the top right. Not sure why the rest look purple because they aren't.
Driving by True Blue Nursery, The Writer saw this unusual hibiscus
and got it as a welcome home present for me when I returned from Minnesota.
My grandma loved hibiscus
so they hold a special place
in my heart, too.
Our limes and lemons are doing well although only a disappointing number of the abundant blossoms set fruit. It's the first time they have set fruit at all, though, so we are pretty excited.
And finally, here is a peek at our figs. Crossing our fingers the squirrels don't discover them!
They have already chewed up two of my tomatoes.