Friday, June 21, 2013

Worth the wait

We walked later today than usual. A scheduling snafu sent Jilda off to work early only to learn the class had been cancelled.
She wasn't too disappointed because her heart wasn't set on a refresher course in CPR and First Aid.
I headed out to the screened porch to write when she left, and it was a surprise when she returned much earlier than expected.
She slipped on her walking shorts and shoes and we headed out. As mentioned before, we've had a great deal of rain this spring. As a result, we've had a lot of things that enjoy warm damp weather. 
I saw a chalk-white mushroom in the undergrowth that looked as if it were wearing a sombrero bleached by the desert sun.
There were also fairy rings which have been called nature's graffiti. There are also a downside to having an environment conducive to fungus, mold, and mildew, but I don't want to talk about that tonight.
When we got back close to the house, Jilda noticed that our purple Rose-a-Sharon bush was blooming. Normally it starts showing out in May, but not this year.
When I saw the first blossom today, highlighted by the morning sun, I thought to myself that it was worth the wait.

10 comments:

  1. It's interesting to see the difference in growth patterns around the country. Our rose of sharon blooms in July. It always reminds me of our first home we bought..we had a few in our yard and I wasn't much into gardening yet and didn't even know what it was..but I loved it. I'm glad we have one here too! I hate when I have to do my CPR review..every 2yrs...they keep changing the way it's done and I always hope I'll never need to do it!

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  2. Sounds like you had a lovely walk!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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  3. What a lovely Rose-a-Sharon. Looks like it was worth the wait indeed.

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  4. The beauty of flowers are always worth the wait... love all the colors and the scents they bring:)

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  5. I too have noticed a change in growth pattern in my gardens. Blooming plants are always such a gift to enjoy. I would say your Rose of Sharon bloom was worth waiting for.
    JB

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  6. The Rose of Sharon is lovely!!

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  7. Lovely. I have a while to wait before mine blooms here in Canada.:)

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  8. This was definitely worth the wait.
    The color is very pretty. Impatience have not started blooming either. I hope that they will be worth the wait too.

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  9. So lovely -- the writing and the photo.

    Love,
    Janie

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  10. When we bought our house 25+ years ago I pulled a bunch of young rose of Sharon's from my parents' yard and planted them along the fence. Ours bloom late July/early August and are usually loaded with blooms which draw humming birds and butterflies. I love them. My husband not so much as he is constantly pulling the "volunteers" out of the yard.

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