July 06, 2009

Sunday On A Monday.

Thank you everyone for all your best wishes on my birthday! I appreciate them all, but I would very much like to thank the lovely and sweet Valentine for making me this special card (see below) - it is beautiful and so much me. Thank you again dear Valentine!


So why Sunday on a Monday? Because everyone was cheated out of my clematis update yesterday, therefore I am posting it today. (If anyone out there still follows this crazy update of mine.) This time around the photo has to be studied carefully, but it is very obvious that the honeysuckle is now being covered by a veil of clematis buds. They are just about to bloom, perhaps in a couple of weeks, depending on the weather.

And the weather is a topic for sure as it has turned for the worse. Yesterday it was still warm and partly sunny, but today, the winds are changing. Coming from the west, they bring cold humid air and that means unstable, cold, windy and wet weather.

I am split in my opinion on what I feel about this change. Part of me loves the heat and wants it back, but looking at the nature, I see it is suffering. The Scandinavian fresh and lush green is gone and everything appears dry and lifeless. The rain is vital in these parts and one can say almost a necessity. No matter how much I water my plants, they lack the vital benefits of the liquid of life that a summer rain brings.

14 comments:

Denise said...

belated happy birthday!
age is just a number. and yes there are more wonderful things to come.

may this year be suuuuper good for you.those are lovely photos!

tony said...

(even more!) Belated Birthday Wishes.
Regards From Tony.

sallymandy said...

I can't wait to see more from your clematis.

Jill said...

Love to watch your Clematis! Despite the heat it seems to be LUSH and GREEN!

I have a new Honeysuckle that is dying! I am out every day LOVING it and ENCOURAGING it to LIVE! Funny how we get attached to our beautiful plantings! ;)

Diane said...

Well, happy Sunday/Monday to you, regardless of weather! :) It rained here all day yesterday but we're back to sunny heat today. Since I still have a month of evening pool practices, though, I'm hoping for heat... I don't like those chilly nights in the water! :)

Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!! Love the photo of you and your Dad.

Your clemitis should be beautiful when it blooms! Can't wait to see it.

Hugs,
Donna

Hazel Designs said...

Oh yes, I love your clematis updates! They're looing pretty good!

I hope the cold and rain doesn't linger for long - we had a pretty chilly day here yesterday, crazy as it's JULY already!!!

Jacki said...

Having just come out of a wet spring that dumped twice the average amount of rain we usually get, I am happy for the dry weather we have been getting lately. But you are right when you say that the vegetation needs rain...nothing can replace it.

Mel said...

I'm so sorry I missed your birthday! So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY and Happy Monday (or Tuesday, I guess where you are)!!!

Protege said...

=Denise,
so right you are.;)) Thank you for your wishes my dear.;)) xo

=Tony,
thank you very much, I appreciate you stopping by.;))

=sallymandy,
I am glad you enjoy these updates, hopefully flowers will be coming soon.;))

=Jill,
I am so glad to hear you like these updates. Sorry about your honeysuckle. Mine almost died last year, in fact it was so bad, all dried out and weak, I was contemplating what to plant there instead. But behold this year it is more lush and stronger than ever! So perhaps yours will come back next year, do not give up.;))
xo

=Diane,
I can imagine that it is nice to be in the pool in warm weather.;)) Hope your Monday was great and Tuesday will be even better.;)) Here we have cold and rain now.:(
xo

=Donna,
thank you so much my dear friend for your kind words and compliments.;)) Always glad when you stop by.;)
xo

=Hazel,
I am so glad you like my clematis.;)) Well, with regards to the weather, it is definitely over with the heat for us. Some very unstable weather is for store with rain and cold. Yuck. Perhaps the summer will return in a few weeks if we are lucky.;)
xo

=Jacki,
the weather has been strange all over the world. Glad you have dry days now, please enjoy it.;)) The rain came yesterday and the nature looks much better, so now I want my heat back.;))
xo

=Mel,
so glad you are back! And thank you for your best wishes, likewise a wonderful Tuesday to you.;))
xo

Hilary said...

They're doing so well. Frank's clematis have started to bloom.. they're gorgeous. I'm loving these updates. :)

Miss Eve said...

Beautiful card and flowers...what a nice gesture...
And your garden is so gorgeous...full of life and love :-)

Hope you have a lovely week, much love: Evi

Gal Friday said...

Belated Happy Birthday Wishes for you, my dear!!
I am sorry I missed it, truly..(let a couple of days go by with no internet, and it is easy to fall behind)
This must be your favorite time of year--hot summer sun and flowers and your birthday. :-)

That clematis vine is a monster!!(and I mean that in a good way..it's gorgeous)

Protege said...

=Hilary,
yes, my clematis that is identical to Franks (the burgundy coloured one) is in full bloom (see picture from Saturday collage).;))
I am so glad you like the updates (still) and are not tired of them.;))
Always glad when you stop by dear friend.;) xo

=Evi,
thank you so much for your always kind words full of love and emotions.;))
I likewise hope your week is lovely.;)) xo

=Tina,
thank you so much my dear friend, I am always happy when I see your comments.;)
I am glad you like my clematis and your description of it I take as a wonderful compliment.;))
xo