We got a new chair for the living room, comfy and perfect for reading and keeping an eye on the neighborhood. (If you can get there before Rosie does. She doesn't always take kindly to sharing.)
The azaleas are in full bloom. This mound in the front yard is as tall as I am and at least 20 feet across. There is another planting just as big, a pink one, to the right of it.
I prefer the plantings in the backyard that are more free form and untamed. These purplish ones that I cut for the house have blossoms that are each four inches across!
My little garden is ready. I was digging it by hand as usual when our neighbor appeared with his rototiller and finished it off. The greens are still producing from last year and right along the fence the sugar pod peas have been planted. Green bean seeds will be joining the party today.
Say hi to Slurp, a rather boring addition to our aquarium. He only comes out in the darkest dark so we hardly ever see him, but I must say he lives up to his name and does a fine job of cleaning the algae off of everything. I appreciate it because that used to be my job.
News from the beach: The first cannonball jellyfish are in. The sand was littered with their still-pulsing bodies yesterday and they were all jumbo size, 12-16 inches across. We also saw the first man in the surf with no wet suit. A brave Canadian tourist, no doubt! (Sure enough, we spotted his car, license plate -- New Brunswick. We sure admire our Canadian visitors' constitutions.)
And now the news I know you have all been waiting for! The church on Pawley's Island was back in its place over the marsh and looking great when the wedding party arrived last Saturday. I'm sure it was a beautiful wedding even if it did rain all day.
So, no big news here. But that's okay . . .