Monday, July 16, 2012

Georgia Blue, coexist and random act

- It is clear from reading blogs that this summer is being brutal to almost everyone, weather-wise anyway.  You might be able to spot a few brown spots in the Veronica peduncularis plant named "Georgia Blue."  It's hanging in there though and maybe it'll bloom next spring.  There was lots of rain last week and about an hour after I took this photo, there was another hard rain and then it was over for the day.

- If I was trying to grow two maple trees and a pine tree in a pot, I probably couldn't.  :)  This is my "weedy" pot - I've always let whatever wants to, grow there.  I always pull that stuff out in the winter and this is the third time those things have come back. 

- Receiving this awesome card animal card in the mail containing a Starbucks gift card, from a friend "just because."  When I say I don't know what I did to deserve that, this reply:   "Just a random act of caffeine ;)"


G. B. Miller said...

What an incredibly thoughtful friend you have.

Hope it made your day and your week.

happygirl said...

Those random acts of kindness or caffeine are so appreciated. Cheers to you, my friend. And, yeah, everything looks brown and thirsty around here, too.

Joanne said...

A random act of caffeine is such an awesome thing! You have a great friend!

Louvregirl said...

Love that card! Is it batiked fabric?

Riot Kitty said...

Love the Georgia Blue! Flowers and Starbucks...two of my favorite things :)

Jannie Funster said...

Sounds like you've been having the same weather as we. Lovin' the rain!

Your weeds are looking gorgeous, and those windows look lovely, Lynn. Always fun to see a new view of your pretty place.

I'll see how many times I can slip the word peduncularis into conversation today. :) :)

You deserve that friend, whoever she or he may be!! You are both obviously awesome.


Lynn said...

G -

I'll say! It came at a good time.

happygirl -

I know - so appreciated. And there doesn't seem to be enough water in the world to save some of the plants.

Joanne -

I think so, too. :)

lg -

No - it's card stock, designed by an artist called Roger la Borde.

Riot Kitty -

Isn't Georgia Blue a great name? This vine is a perennial and is supposed to have beautiful blue flowers - maybe next year.

Flowers and Starbucks - two good things indeed.

Jannie Funster said...

Wait, I see on better inspection that actually may be a stairway area, railings and such. Well, if it leads to your condo it is indeed a stairway to heaven!!!!

xo (agin)

Lynn said...

Jannie -

Me, too - I say bring it on to the rain. :)

I'll have to go back and look at my windows. Thank you for saying that. And isn't peduncularis a great word???


Lynn said...

Jannie -

It does lead right to my front door. :)

sage said...

I like that "random act of caffeine!"

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn .. what a great prezzie - certainly that will cheer you -in between all this weather we're having both sides of the pond.

Cheers Hilary

Mama Zen said...

"Random Act of Caffeine." I love it!

Ileana said...

I think I'm going to have to participate in a Random Act of Espresso! Oh yeah...keep giving me ideas! :-)

Munir said...

Random acts of kindness are rare, but I am sure this is the only Random Act Of Caffeine. So creative and thoughtful. Enjoy:)

Fireblossom said...

3 times? I would plant them some place permanently, then. They are meant to be with you. Seriously.

Chatty Crone said...

What a great friend that is to just send you something just because. sandie

Snaggle Tooth said...

Your plants look ok despite the heat. Amazing the same stuff keeps growing there- This year I have a teeny Maple in a small starter paper cup! Don't have the heart to kill it- I'll find a spot on the hill for it. Congrats on you random acquisition, use it well!

Granny Annie said...

Not a lot of green left around here.

A "weedy pot" is a great idea. Maybe I could finally grow something. However what would choose to grow in a weedy pot would not really be anything I could claim as having grown.

Right now I am hitting my forehead with the palm of my hand and exclaiming "of course! of coures!" Recently trying to think of a perfect gift for oldest daughter I made a crappy choice and never thought of a gift certificate to Star Bucks which would have been perfect for her.

Lynn said...

Sage -

I think she might have started something. :)

Hilary -

I am quite cheered! I hope you are doing well, my friend.

Mama Zen -

Me, too. :)

Scarlet -

Isn't that a great idea???

Munir -

So much.

Lynn said...

FB -

I know - I need to figure out where they could go in the ground.

Sandie -

I think so, too.

Snaggle -

We've gotten lots of rain this week and the plants are loving it. My pot of basil is looking especially lush.

Granny Annie -

I did hear that Oklahoma is very dry. I hope you get some rain soon.

There's always the next birthday. One of my most favorite birthday presents from my parents is when they went birthday shopping for me and filled up a goodie bag with little things - a lacy bookmark, a mug, my favorite chocolate - that kind of thing.

Sparkling Red said...

I love the idea of a weedy pot! My MIL calls them "volunteers". :-)

Lynn said...

Sparkling Red -

My mother called them volunteers, too. :) The first time I heard that was when she showed me the wild mint that showed up in the back yard. She said, "It volunteered."

LL Cool Joe said...

My daughter has writing paper with that design on it!

I never drink caffeine anymore.

Apparently summertime is arriving in the UK this weekend!! For 2 whole days!