... yes, I'm enjoying life. It's summer and hot, therefore I do what I do best: relax. But more about me later, Mrs Gwundergarten thinks that you might be interested in her flower photos. Well, we don't tell her, that this is boring stuff, do we?
He's such a naughty boy, isn't he? However let me show you some of the Hydrangeas in my garden. There are in full flower at the moment, eventhough it is hot and dry. Better I don't tell you, how much time I need to water them all. By the way, this is one of my favorites: The oakleaf hydrange.
This one has just moved into my garden. Unfortunately on the label was only written Hydrangea macr.. So I don't know its real name. Never mind, it's a beauty and that is all I need to know.
This is another Hydrangea Macrophylla without a specific name. Once it was blue, but since it grows happily in my garden it turned to a joyful pink.
This beauty had a name, but shame on me, I lost the label and forgot the name. I'm just getting older and older... and not wiser, unfortunately.
Haha! But here I know the name: it's a Hydrangea Ayesha.
I kept asking myself, why on earth this hydrangea kept it's blue color eventhough I didn't feed it with alum. Well, here is the conclusion: It grows beside the enclosure of the bunnies. I always put new bark mulch on the ground, which turned the soil acid after all... and bammmm the flowers got blue.
Hydrangea Annabelle with a lily.
Especially at evenings we love our white and yellow border. The fragrance of the phlox in the background attracts lots of butterfly and moths.
Ich mag Falter, egal ob Tag oder Nacht. Die Schmetterlinge umschwirren zurzeit den Lavendel und Gamander.
I love both, butterflies and moths. At the moment the butterflies buzz around the lavender and teucrium. So lovely to watch.
Rose Augusta Luise still in flower. One of the last in my garden.
... bereits die ersten Spätsommer-Blüher auftrumpfen. Ich find's ja ein bisschen früh für den Hibiscus, aber auf mich hört ja keiner.
Hibiscus. Isn't that a bit early to bloom? I don't want to say good bye to summer, yet.
What else has happend in the Gwundergarten? Well, I had to say good bye to the last of my bunnies, Gandalf. He died after eleven years. Yes, I miss them all and every morning and evening I have the feeling that I have to care for them. However, plans for my desired summerhouse are in progress. That's why the enclosure is already gone.
Well, I'm sure that all my beloved bunnies are somewhere in my garden. Laughing about the clumsiness of Noah and myself. But some new rituals have moved into the garden. Do you want to tell them about it, Noah?
Fine. Lately every evening the tin openers sit beside me on my deck chair and they wait. First I thought, they were waiting for me to do something cute. Like this:
But no ... I wasn't the reason they were sitting there :o(. They just waited for this:
Did you spot it? Not? Okay then in slow motion and no, the little guy isn't on ecstasy.
It's a little hedgehog, who turns up every evening at more or less the same time. He hurries from hedge to hedge till he reaches the tree, where the bird feeders are. There he munches the left overs from the birds before a second hedgehog turns up. They do strange noises and the tin openers get very excited. They say things like: "Oh look, how cute. Isn't it sweet?" And they aren't talking about me! Isn't that unbelievable? I'm not amused about that.
Because Noah is still depressed I take over again. Some other news depending my writing have turned up lately. Next September all my books will be available in print. I'm very happy about that.
So that's it. All is left to say is, have a nice week and take care.
Das war's auch schon wieder. Ich wünsche Euch allen einen guten Wochenstart und "häbet Sorg".
Alex & die Schiefschnute Noah