Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Monster Clematis

When I first bought my house, my brother-in-law gave me a clematis plant for my new yard. I let it sit too long and thought it died but out of guilt I hastily put it in the ground anyway and watered it. I even remember a neighboor coming by once while I was watering, looking down at the plant and saying, "It looks like a lost cause"...but it wasn't dead and it sprang to life with a vengeance...and then some. It's little yellow bells are blooming and even the truffula tufts are starting to come out. It does such a fantastic job covering the fence that I'm tempted to plant more of them all along the walkway...except it's a monster. Last year it took over the walkway completely and when I was cutting it back a little boy told me he fell off his bike because of it. I felt terrible. It just keeps getting bigger, then on Saturday I was out riding my bike (um...Jake's bike) and I almost fell off trying to get past it...so it was time to trim the monster again. I'm sure it won't be the last time this year. Here's the before and after pictures.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Raining in West Jordan

Nevermind how fast I was going when I took this picture, doesn't it look cool? I couldn't resist taking a picture of this as I was driving home from work yesterday.
I was hurrying home to mow my lawn......but as I went around the next bend I saw this and realized it was probably raining at my house......and it was, it was a real thunderstorms. But that neighbor who killed my herb garden, the one I still haven't gotten around to telling to stay away from my yard, was at my house when I pulled in just emptying the last bag of grass into my trash can from mowing my lawn for me.
So I baked some banana blackberry bread instead.