Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Weeds, weeds, and more weeds!

We came to our Georgia home on Friday evening.  The sunset was so beautiful and the air so balmy and nice that it wasn't until Saturday morning that we really had a look at all our poor flower beds.  We had thought this area was inundated with rain this summer from watching the national weather reports.  However, our little area seems to have been on the edge of all the storms.  Most of my azaleas are dry and dead from lack of water.  The Satsuma trees are covered with small fruit, and everything is green and lush.  Our rain gauge was completely full (6") so they had some rain - just not quite enough for how hot the summer was.
Satsuma tree
Bird garden
Although a bit daunting at first, gradually we start making progress.  A cold front has come through, so it is pleasant (75-78 degrees) with a nice breeze out of the north.  Things are already starting to look better.
Mom's flower beds

As you can see, we have our work cut out for us!  Fortunately, we have wonderful neighbors down here, and they kept the lawns mowed, or the entire place would look like the flower beds.  We even came home to a casserole in the fridge that Bobbie had left for us.  Nothing like Southern hospitality!