Today is my Friday off from work, so I got up early made my tropical iced tea (passion fruit/papaya), never been a coffee drinker…went out to the back yard and decided just to sit and relax for a while. Though it was only a four day work week, it was a tough one. Now, I’m not one that can ever sit still, always have to be doing something. As I previously stated, we’ve been so busy inside with the summer redecorating, we kinda-sorta-maybe-seriously, neglected the backyard. Though we have no grass in the backyard, just tropicals and tile, my husband did keep the front yard cut and trimmed, and we’ve had numerous BBQ’s in the backyard, I didn’t notice how overgrown everything was…don’t know how it happened, we’ve had very little rain, but it just did. Palm fronds need trimming, weeding is seriously needed, and in some desperate need of fresh mulch.
So, I began trimming some of the date palms, and though it was only 8:30 in the morning, I said “enough of this”…too hot and humid. So, I got out my camera because it was a beautiful morning, and just took some pictures…mind you, I am showing them, a little ashamed of the unkempt yard, but to my surprise, I did notice I had several Plumerias, Heliconia’s and other plants in bloom, so through the overgrown palm fronds and weeds, I was able to capture some pictures. This is just life in Florida during the summer months. We do not have a gardener, because I love working in the yard, it usually is very relaxing for me, but you know what, that just might change after this summer’s heat…during the winter, my husband and I will do it, but next summer, different story!
Now the sky is that dark tropical blue and it’s thundering all around the house, by so far, not a drop of rain…guess the weather report was right, no rain in sight.
Tomorrow is a different day, we are finally going to paint the Plantation Shutters white, and then I think it’s time for some serious backyard grooming…then maybe a nice family BBQ with some cold pineapple mojitos…I’m ready for the weekend…hope you all have some great plans, and it’s not too hot where you are, and you enjoy every moment.