|Lantana Bushes on Wednesday|
|Lantana Bush on Saturday|
Friday's rain brought quite a lot of rain to some parts of southern California and caused flash floods, rock slides, etc. But, in my area, we had mostly drizzle and light showers which brought about 0.25 inches of rain. A quarter of an inch of rain is not a lot, but, it is more than what we received in all of July and August! The garden appreciated the rain!
It also broke our heatwave which brought us 10 days of triple digit temperatures! We had much cooler temperatures, today, with a daytime high of only 85F! It was 80F inside my house and I almost felt cold when I woke up! LOL. I took a warm shower instead of a cold one and it felt good!
After I checked the weather forecast this morning, I called friend A, shortly after 9:30 a.m., to let her know that the forecast only called for light scattered showers and I would be able to visit her in the afternoon if she still wanted me to. She said she will check with her daughters what their plans were - the original purpose of the visit was to be with her and keep her company while her daughters went out for the afternoon - and call me back. She called me back at 1:00 p.m. to say that her daughters had decided not to go out, after all, so she didn't need me to come and keep her company.
Afterwards, I did two loads of laundry and hung everything up to dry, cleaned the litter box, swept the bathroom, and swept and mopped the kitchen.
Then, I walked around the garden to check on the plants. Most of the clumps of purple fountain grass look dead, but, this one clump shows signs of new growth:
|Signs of New Growth in the Fountain Grass|
I was also very pleasantly surprised to discover that there was a rose on the red rose bush:
|A Small Red Rose|
Neighbor S and her mother were seated in S's front garden and we waved at each other before I went back inside.
In the evening, I watched some TV programs, chatted with friend R, and video chatted with my daughter.
Brunch had been toast with butter and ginger marmalade. For dinner, I had one of the cup of noodles soups as it was finally cool enough to enjoy some soup! I ate one of the Asian pears for a snack.
Today (Saturday), I am grateful for:
- Friday's rain
- The cooler temperatures
- Working appliances
- Phone calls with friends
- Video chatting with my daughter
Today's joyful activity was checking on the garden and seeing signs of new growth after the rain!
How is your weekend coming along?