Good Morning. Everyone up?
We woke to acrid, throat burning, eye stinging forest fire smoke this morning.
Anne Boleyn Rose
Actually, we have gotten up to thick smoke most mornings this week.
The Rim Fire is wreaking havoc in Tuolumne county.
So sad, the little historic town of Groveland is now under evacuation.
Candy Cane Rose
And the fire is only 8 miles from Tuolumne, a quaint historic logging town.
So, being that a bit of smoke is no comparison to an entire town full of family homes, lovely historic places and farm animals being obliterated….
I won’t complain of it.
I will just just share some of my garden photos I have been snapping every morning this week before rushing off to work.
Though I have been neglectful of my garden this summer through no fault of my own…
it has still flourished and is rewarding me with the most delicious roses.
Happy Chappy rose
And tons of them…
spilling over rock walls,
Petal Pusher rose
Arching up and over arbors…
And soon to climb our easy to build Obelisks…
We have a new version of this Obelisk I will share soon,
Funny thing is, I put that obelisk out there for my cucumbers to climb, and the Morning Glories took over.
There are cucumbers in there though and I saw a tiny little cucumber on one plant last night.
That reminds me, I need to go put the soaker hose out there today. They need some water.
I will leave you with one last rose, always a favorite of mine..
Queen Elizabeth rose
Now off to work I go.
It has been crazy busy on the mountain, even with the choking smoke and sooty afternoon thundershowers.
All of us that have been up there during the storms have vehicles covered in grey crusty mud from the raindrops collecting the ash in the air and depositing it on us in thick gloppy drops.
On that cheery note…
Ta Ta…and have a clear air day, wherever you may be!