Thursday, June 23, 2011

Rainy, cloudy days

I am a sunshine kind of person, while I appreciate the rain and all it does to us, extended periods of clouds drives me crazy.  I find myself staring into the sky, searching for any sign of a break in the gloom, turning on every light in the house, looking into the business end of a flashlight!  As you from the upper mid-west might imagine, the electric company is seeing a bump in usage at my house!

One thing cloudy days are useful for is taking pictures.  The even light of a cloudy day is not a BAD thing, but I'd rather fight with the shadows from the sun.  Le sigh.

So, this is what was growing at my house yesterday....

Pansies in a metal coffee pot

Pansies in an old coal bucket

Lemon lilies


False indigo

Alpine dianthus and Sempervivum

Rock garden peonies

Ladies Mantle foliage

Hosta foliage
It is possible to find beauty, even on the gloomiest of days!  And it helps to keep some sunshine tucked away for just such emergencies!

Blowing you kisses of joy!  

Until next time, be a joy giver!

If you are a garden person, you might enjoy reading all about it on the Sprout-off Garden forum and the Sprout-off Blog.

And one more (Wisconsin!) garden blog- Talking to Plants.


  1. Our roses are blooming here. They look like wads of damp tissue paper. More rain, ugh!

  2. I love all of your beautiful flowers. You and sunshine make sense, because you spread sunshine wherever you go! I have to say, though, that I am jealous of your green thumb!