I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. ~ Claude Monet
No ray of sunlight is ever lost, but the green it wakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to live to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith. ~ Albert Schweitzer, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, 1952
|This was my sky for a short time today. It was a break in the otherwise gray and wet weather we've had all week.
The rest of the photos are from my garden which is now growing. The container plants look especially nice. They were planted before my little garden was planted but I keep adding more plants to containers. The most recent acquisitions were the red blooming geraniums because the big pot of geraniums in the blue pot are not yet in bloom and I just love red geraniums. I also added two blue poppies. This time I planted them in a pot and if they do well I will add them to the garden plot later. This year I finally got a community allotment (community garden plot) but I gave it up because it was just a little out of my walking distance. I'm hoping to get one of two plots closer to my home but was told I have a long wait. In the meantime I'll see if I can get my little garden more productive.
|You can see they are already coming out so I will need to put some supports around these soon to support the weight.
|I have more than enough parsley here in the container. I need to transplant the rosemary you see on the lower right.
|The lettuce is ready to be harvested for salad.
|Corn is growing well. I only have a few stalks. These are usually feed for the birds.
|Pansies are still my favourite.
|I have white and pink petunias. These ones have a sheen due to the rain.
|The dogwood tree is also in bloom but there doesn't seem to be as many flowers as there usually are. My neighbour's tree has many more blooms.
|I can see the buds are starting to come up on this big pot of geraniums. I can't remember what colour they are but they may be pink and red.
|This is a recent acquisition. I love red geraniums.
|Oops, I caught my foot in the photo, lol. You can see more buds ready to bloom in this pot.
I've had a very busy week and a fruitful one also. It is nice to sit back and enjoy the beauty around me at the close of the week.
I'm sending you all good wishes for a wonderful weekend. I'm also sending prayers for Edwin who continues to have need of sponsorship to receive outpatient medical treatment in Nairobi and for Kipngeno who desperately needs a sponsor to continue attending medical school. He is in the last semester for year 1 which finishes in August.
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