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Monday, June 09, 2008

Off I go into the wild blue yonder

If any weekend snapshot participants are looking for my WS post, that is below this one. I am going to be away for the better part of this week and I won't have computer access for most of the time. I am looking forward to it and hopefully will return with photographs from the coastline of NC which will be a change of pace from my home photographs in the piedmont.The tiger lilies above may be amongst the few that bloom this year in my garden. The unbelievable heat is beginning to leave a scorched look to everything. I've been taking so many photographs that I'll have a lot to post even if my garden ends up barren from the record breaking unseasonable heat. My father told me that they called tiger lilies: ditch lilies, when he was a child. The reason was they sprung up in the ditches along the side of the road. I've had them pop up places I didn't plant them too.
It's much cooler on the coast where I'm heading so that will be a bonus. If I were a bird I'd be heading to somewhere cooler. They seem to be doing ok and I've put extra water containers out for them. It's supposed to rain while I'm gone and I sure hope it does. Although there are people who will be looking out for my house, I don't feel comfortable asking them to water because I don't use any automatic irrigation or even hoses anymore. We pulled out of our drought but with this heat unless we get regular rain this summer, it could quickly become a problem again. I collect rain water and water with a watering can. If my tomato, cucumber, squash, basil, and many flowering plants don't survive my vacation there's always the farmer's market.

16 comments:

Yolanda said...

I hope you have a wonderful time and take lots of photos.

the Floridogz said...

Bon Voyage Mon Amie et Bonnes Vacances!
(Comme il faut...)
Avec toute mon affection,
EmmaChien

Hello CarverFrend,
I reely doesent haff an idea of what the heck EmmaDog is tawking 'bout. She is studeeing sum other hooman langwidge now. (I still duzint get this one veree gud...)
I do know that we both want yew to haff lots of fun and even if I am not a gud speller I am still
A VEREE GUD DOG.
And so is my braynee seester.
Luff and sum of that affecshion stuff too,
AbbeyDog

Vacation is what you take when you can't take what you've been taking any longer.
-Anonymous

ev said...

God will take care of them while you're away. have a good journey!

Inland Empire Girl said...

Enjoy your trip and I love your new blog look!

Mar said...

Have a wonderful trip, Carver!!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

you might just return and decide that life without a computer is better!

http://ascenderrisesabove.com/wordpress/

the donG said...

have a great time ahead and we will wait when you come back for those photos.

Napaboaniya said...

Have a great time!!

ancient one said...

Hope you headed south for your NC coast trip. If not, you might be in the smoke!

Theresa said...

Love the picture of the tiger lilies :) very vibrant!
Have fun on the coast and enjoy the cooler weather.

Pato & Pearl said...

enjoy yur break!!!

Pearl

Sammawow said...

I just stopped by to let you know that I hope you are having a wonderful vacation! See you when you get back.

Carver said...

Thanks so much to everyone for visiting. I just got home so it will take me a while to catch up on blogs but I look forward to doing it soon.

Inland Empire Girl said...

The tiger lilies are just beautiful. I am eager for mine to bloom.

Hilary said...

Wonderful colourful photos you have. I love that little birdbath, presumably the same one feature on your other site. The colours and textures are amazing.

Carver said...

Thanks Hilary. That is the same bird bath I used on my other site. They are plant drainers and during the summer I have several set out for the birds since I don't use them under plants anymore. The birds seem to like these shallow ones better than some of my deep bird baths. I collect rain water in wash tubs but most of my backyard birds don't like that as much as the shallow ones.