Green is everywhere.
All shades and textures.
With pops of color here and there.
I am finishing up some paintings.
They are so dear to me.
They are happy paintings.
From such delightful fairy tale lovely day places in my heart.
Early morning walks show a little pop of party color in the veggie garden out back.
Wild zinnias are growing everywhere in there.
I am also tending girl to all manner of succulents and cacti.
The other day I had this flash spark memory of pumpkins and early autumn.
And I got a little flutter of butters in the belly.
Mama hummingbird always meets me for my waterings after my walk.
White hollyhocks turned up by the many.
As vines crawl up and over and under and along.
I can't wait for monsoon season to really do something.
Those big rains make everything blow up madly.
We are waiting.
Nibbling basil, picking zinnias and watching babies, of the pumpkin variety, grow.
Been meaning to say.
I bought a Climbing America rose bush a couple months ago.
And might I say, it is growing so fast and so beautifully.
Amazing for the first year.
I recommend it.
It has new bright coral roses everyday.
And while other rose bushes see their roses get fried at first noon sun-
The Climbing America roses last for days.
Mind you we are in a record of 30+ days of over 100' temps.
So, that says a lot about these blooms.
(I made a little metal wire enclosure so the rabbits have not been able to gobble her down)
I hope they crawl over the fence.
Where I live, since people have goats and horses and chickens (and more), most people have sturdy metal fencing like chain link or barb wire fencing still remaining, now vintage or antique even.
Well, we were going to change our front fence which is metal (we have walls on sides) to a charming wooden fence, but the honeysuckle and vintage roses blew up and are covering most of it.
So, I planted that Climbing America amongst them, and now I am sooo glad we didn't put in a white wooden fence.
Because now all the plants can grow over, and have a place to climb.
Looks so pretty.
Supposedly the Climbing America will grow 15 feet wide or more.
I hope it all works out before gophers discover it.
Oh oh, here's something random.
A guy in a plane flying right over my house.
Miraval is right down the street from me.
Do you know Miraval?
It's a hidden spot where famous folks like to go to get away.
So we do see helicopters taking people there all the time.
But it's not every day you see a guy just cruising around in his lil' plane.
Anywhoooo, it's 7:21 a.m. and I already went for an hour walk and tended all my gardens.
Yes, I was up at 4.
It was so nice to feel cool air at that time, since days are scorching.
Wells, time to paint.
I will be back very soon.
ps: Here is some info. on that rose bush.