Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Stormy Bloomin' Tuesday

The events of the past few days have been sobering.
We were spared major damage,
while some of our neighbors were not so fortunate.
The tornado touched down just three doors away.
Two of Lil' Guys gal pals down the street
had left on vacation the day before the storm.
Their home is in need of major repair.
We are so grateful that they were not home
when the twister struck.
We are counting our blessings
and sharing what we have this week.
Not many blooms, but most plants will recover.

rattleboxes toppled

our new bamboo screen still standing

ageratum blown over with strong winds

cosmos laid out flat

another trellis made it through

water is slowly receding

one calm scene among the upset

daisies will bounce back

impatients safely tucked in a basket fared well

This guy spent most of the last few days
outside of our screened porch,
but found his way to a safe haven on the plumbego.

We hope all of you are enjoying summer weather
that's a little less exciting than what we've had here lately.

We also hope to have some lovely blooms next week
after this blessing of rain, rain, rain!
Take care out there!


  1. Good to hear you didn't have much damage. The plants will come back-well, the cosmos might need some help. Those kind of storms are just plain scary.........

  2. Glad that the tornado missed you but sorry for the neighbours....... wishing we could get a bit more rain but the gentle kind.... excitement in weather we get enough of in the winter with the snow..

  3. So glad to hear you're squeaking by. Hope you don't get flooded out as I hear it's a slow mover.

  4. Boy you had it bad last year with no rain, now this. THere is no middle ground with Mother Nature. Glad you are ok, I hope your weather cooperates for the rest of the summer.

  5. Thank the Lord for your blessings and His favor....we are wet, wet, wet here....you need to squash that grasshopper thingy..bad news there.

  6. Oh my, your plants seem to have taken quite a beating. It is a good thing that it wasn't your house. I grew up in Tornado Alley and many times we had to be on the lookout for tornados. Glad that you made it through the storm. Sorry that your neighbors did not do so well.

    Yael from www.HomeGardenDiggers.com

  7. Oh my gosh, glad that all is basically okay with you all and your garden! We have rain up here, but tornadoes are pretty rare.

  8. Sue-Yes, we're feeling very fortunate.

    Rosemary-Everyone has something to deal with.

    tami-It seems most of the rain is behind us.

    Jane-Me too!

    Darla-I think the hopper is cool!


    Yael-I think most of them will bounce back.

    Athena-My, aren't you lucky!

  9. I'm so glad you and your family are all ok, Your plants look so green and healthy I'm sure they'll recover. Jean


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