The big purple irises are blooming out back by the garden shed. In this kind of weather, they do very well and the flowers last for a while. These are irises that were growing here when we moved in eight years ago, so they are well established.
It's another painting day. I have touch-up work to do on the area I've been working on — putting another coat on woodwork and on some places that need better coverage. I'm seeing light at the end of the tunnel, but there's still plenty to do.
On another subject: North Carolina really got slammed on Saturday when more than 60 tornadoes tore through the eastern part of the state. I talked to my mother yesterday and she said they were lucky in Morehead City. They had some strong winds but no tornadoes. The areas that had the greatest damage and the most deaths were counties to the west (Bladen Co.) and the north (Bertie Co.) by 100 miles or more, as well as the Raleigh area (140 miles NW).