Monday, July 2, 2012
July 2nd, here in Nova Scotia...and hail! Yes, Hail!!! I think I must have uttered 'OH NO' or words similar, for five minutes...no word from Environment Canada why this was not predicted! The damage to our garden...minimal but we won't know fully, until a day or two passes...the bruising and bashing...honestly, I felt their pain. Some of the tomato plants were tattered...but the new flower buds hung on.
But....everyone is having strange weather and Nova Scotia is no different. Do you know, the sea in our small bay was 78 degrees yesterday. When we were swimming today...in the tannin rich fresh water floating above the salt water we noticed mosquito larvae were active. "Never Before"...how many times will we continue to say this?
On the positive side..and yet also, 'never before'..have we ever had the abundance of strawberries as this year.
Nor, have we had the flush of David Austin's 'Golden Celebration' rose. As we walk through the back garden, the scent of oranges lifts our spirits..that is the scent of Golden Celebration! It is pure bliss.
We are enjoying the garden and the gardening right now. It is mostly tidy up and maybe tuck in a few new perennials where others have 'passed-away'. The color orange still continues to consume me, and adding more hot colors to the garden has changed/excited my focus on how I want to view the whole composition. There really are no rules!! It is okay to have lots of bright colors..now! Not so five years ago , I wouldn't have enjoyed it....but now...it is great and gives my eyes a bright buoyant focus, as well as lifts my heart.