It's dark and rather gloomy here today, which is NOT what I planned for this Friday. I missed Random 5 last week because we traveled across the state for a mini-vacation and visit with our youngest son and his wife--and dog! (My husband is ready to retire after 44 years at the same lumber mill; he's starting to complain about things, which he never did before. We want to finish the last of our mortgage first, so that's another year, and I thought I would just plan little breaks through the year. He has 5 paid weeks of vacation and never uses it all.) For Random 5 Friday:
Generally, Kennedy spends every Friday with me. Today, she stayed in her PJ's for a couple of hours and played a game on my tablet, had breakfast, and then watched an episode of "Cupcake Wars" before showering and dressing for the day. This afternoon, we will go to the library to return books from two weeks ago and bring home a new stack to read.
On our way home from the west side on Sunday, I bought this lavender "tree" at a garden center. Isn't it pretty? Yesterday, I bought a pretty green pot for it.
I do love my white bleeding hearts. When one plant didn't seem to thrive one year, I ordered two more. Now all three are producing pretty white hearts!
These lilacs are on a shrub that was old when we moved to this house 38 years ago. The "tree" it had formed broke off during a heavy wet snowstorm years ago, but the lilac lives on! It is now 8 feet tall, half white and half pale lilac from others that I planted.
These are the three colors of lilacs blooming in our backyard. The deep colored one has never looked this good. (I planted a Sensation lilac this spring. It has a purple flower with a white edge. I have discovered that I'm going to need to cover it with wire because the deer like to nibble on the low, tender shoots.)