This is the shoulder season, as we wait to get the vegetable garden planted. We're having a rainy week, so all that anybody can do is wait patiently. We got nearly half an inch of rain over the past two days, and it's supposed to rain again this afternoon.
Meanwhile, here are some flowering plants that we've planted in our yard and around the house since we've lived here (13 years). The previous owners, Jean et Josette, left us quite a few plants — in the ground and in pots — and we've kept a lot of them going too. Our additions have included a lilac bush, above.
And one of the most spectacular plants we've added is a wisteria on the back side of the house. Above, an overall view of the plant as it looks this week and, below, a close-up shot.
This last plant picture, below, shows a flower in the making. It's just a bud right now, but if we don't pick, cook, and eat it, it will open up as a beautiful blossom by the end of the summer.
Finally, here's the afternoon weather forecast for today. How do you like the color coordination between the forecaster and the map?
Time to take the dog out. At least it doesn't seem to be raining right now.