Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Summer at Last

The last few days have been unseasonably warm here in SW Virginia and I am loving it!
That pretty flower above is a Verbascum. I saw one at Monticello last year and so I ordered 3 plants from one of the mail order seed companies. Well last year it barely survived partly because dear husband spilled gas on it! But it withstood even that and this year has bloomed! Isn't that the prettiest shade of pink?

We opened the pool a couple of weeks ago and put the solar cover on and this past weekend we got in. BRRR! It was still a little colder than I like but felt so refreshing after working in the garden in the hot sun!
Then yesterday we decided to go out on the boat after work and Yngwie and his friend wanted to go tubing. My first reaction as absolutely not. My mother would never let us get in the lake until Memorial Day. It is still a month away from Memorial Day. But they really wanted to go and dear husband gave in and told them they could.

They turned a little blue but they could have frozen and still said "the waters fine, come on in" Teenagers!




Jess said...

Don't you know they had a great time though...and now youa re the cool mom for letting them!


Hope all is well and so glad summer is there....its flooding here!

Cathi said...

I may have to look that one up. I am always looking for new stuff that will grow in this zone. Are you in Zone 6 or 7? It's finally cooled down here but now it's muggy today.
Teenager.....don't you love them! My last one will be out of the teens in September. I am expecting a miracle that the next day, he will act "normal"!

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nancy said...

Teenagers are some of my favorite people. Looks like it's gonna be a wild summer at your house -- and I know you love it!

Kelli said...

It looks like summer has arrived at your house, Linda!
P.s. I sent you an email, let me know if you got it.

Arlene Grimm said...

Love the post...we are still having lots of rain here and looking forward to some sunshine.