Six on Saturday

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Sun Shower Stock Photo – Image of water, spray: 78804172

My grandmother used to chuckle that the Devil was beating his wife when the sun comes out during a rain shower. That’s not what was happening here this morning, however. It was the interplay of light and shadow through showers from my oscillating sprinkler. This new oscillator covers quite a wide area from the back garden fence where the fleece flower is just coming into bloom . . .

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Persicaria Polymorpha Giant White Fleece Flower

. . . all the way to the courtyard, too. It is 7:30, plenty of time for the cushions and pillows to dry out; the fabric is “Sunbrella.” I am drinking Starbucks “Caramel” coffee. Not sure I like it, but it was the only one left on the shelf. Later I’ll do a bit of shopping to replenish the kitchen pantry and, of course, buy more plants . . .

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Boston Fern – Curly Willow will be set into the blue urn planter 
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Pink Geraniums for Clay Pots
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 Tahitian Bridal Veil (Gibasis geniculata)
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Hidcote English Lavender

When all is said and done, I’ll “plant” little American flags on wooden sticks into a pot of flowers for Memorial Day / Flag Day / Independence Day.


Celebrating just over fifty years of holy matrimony, I am blessed to be a mother of two and grandmother of seven. Much of my writing speaks to the culture and tradition of the Deep South, where I spent the first thirty-five years of my life before relocating to the Pacific Northwest. As a poet and essayist, I’ve published both online and in print media. I launched this INVITATION TO THE GARDEN blog the summer of 2017 on I look forward to hearing your stories, too!

3 thoughts on “Six on Saturday”

  1. That lavender is especially lovely, and also the pink geraniums. Our nursery stock seems to be in short supply this year, either they didn’t get much in or everyone has been buying!

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