So... our heatwave finally broke last night, with a BANG! About 11:00 I woke up with a jolt -- sounded like someone had set off a bomb in my bedroom. It was thunder. Thankfully, that was the only really bad one and the storm moved through quickly, taking the heat and humidity with it. It's only supposed to be in the high 70s today. Hallelujah!
I took the roses back yesterday and made the nursery lady laugh. She was amazed that only one full day in the sun in front of my house had done the kind of damage it had. They'll be able to snip off the burned blooms, though and the plant will be good as new because the bush itself wasn't bothered.
I ended up buying two more flowering plants -- not bushes this time. I got lavender (not my pictures) for one side:
And a daisy (in "banana cream") for the other:
Both plants sat outside all day yesterday in the blistering sun and made it through just fine.
Since the weather is cooler, I can finish getting in my annuals. I got (again, not my pictures):
And I can finish the rest of my garden as well as putting down my "weed block" of newspaper and straw. It's just been too hot to work outside all week. I'm so excited it's finally cooled down just a bit!
Your Brain is Young
No matter what your actual age is, you've done a good job keeping your brain young.
You know that the key to a healthy brain is exercising it, and that's something you just do naturally.
You're the type of person who is curious about everything, and your curiosity makes your brain healthy.
Keep reading, learning, and engaging with the world. You've figured out the secrets to being mentally sharp.