How Does My Garden Grow Month After Hailstorm

I am relieved to show one month after the hailstorm that my garden grows. Always amazes me to witness life bursting from the earth!



Crepe Myrtle’s Distract with Gorgeous Magentas and Pinks

Magentas and Pinks in these Crepe Myrtles we encountered at the grocery in the parking lot. The last of Spring has been invaded with Summer Blooms of early Crepe Myrtles. I guess this is the year of early flowers.


Funny, I didn’t even notice them until we came out of the grocery, then they just burst out at me!

Ooooooooooh! Crepe Myrtles in the Parking Lot!





Now I think here’s a reason to draw out my little purse sized camera. Can’t pass these by without snapping them, you never have a chance to catch things the same way again.

Am I in a Tropical Paradise? Now I am Totally Distracted from Helping Load the Groceries into the Car-trunk

Look How Complex the Blooms

And the Bark, How Lovely is the Bark!

Step back for the long shot and show off their geometrics, the way Crepe Myrtles grow is so elegant!

The Linear Branches Grow Vigorously from the Pruned Trunks and Present Arrays of Magenta Splendor

Now Myrtle, Smile! for my Little Camera, You Know You’re Beautiful!


My world close to home is full of the Creator’s unsurpassed elegance. Crepe Myrtles (Crape, if you so please) are hardy and grace many different growing zones through out the country, I wonder do these grow in other countries?  I was blessed to have seen these luscious long bloomed harbingers knocking on the door into Summer. 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

Tomato Plants Recover from Hailstorm, Daylilies and Glads Bloom

Just a quick update on the garden after the hailstorm the tomato plants mostly survived and recovered, we’ve been busy as bees, so no time for more.

Daylilies, I Think These Qualify as ‘Eye Candy’, I’m Borrowing My Sister’s Canon Rebel to Photograph Today (a step above my usual)

Covering for No-till Box Tomatoes, Will Cover with Leaves Next

Tomato Replants Looking Good

Tomato Blooms on Pink Brandywine Plant that Had Been Hailed Upon

Gladiolus Returned and Multiplied into Two and a Half as Many as Last Year!

You can see I’ve got lots of weeding to do around the edges despite the no-till tomatoes in the boxes. My dear husband helps with his trusty old bulky tiller between the peas, corn, and bean rows (don’t know how he thinks that jarring machine is fun to run, LOL!) I leave you with the pretty glads and wish you happy gardening and garden dreaming too. 😀

P.S. One more update on the hail pelted cornrow.

Italian Flint Corn Earring After the Hailstorm, Amazingly the Stalks All Stood Up and Began Forming Them Immediately After the Storm



Rainy Day Drive

The blessing of mostly gentle rain showers on the past two rainy days kept my family out of the garden and gave some of us an urge to take a long rainy day drive.

No Worries with our Handsome Driver at the Wheel

Fill ‘er Up! Lowest Price Gas in Town

A House I Like

Haven’t Eaten There in Years, Look at the Rain Clouds!

Top Gas Price, Glad We Already Topped Off the Gas Tank

Clearing Sky Between Showers, Grass Grazing Cows

Rains Green the Pasture

Dusk after Rainy Day, Moonrise

Foggy Moonrise

Moonrise Fog