The sisters have arrived. The visit begins. First on the list of course is a stroll through the ridge top garden.
Summer time arrives with a whole new wave of blooming perennials. There are lots of dayliles, lots of Asiatic lilies. The hundreds of hosta and astilbe are in bud. The native rhododendron are in bloom. A large assortment of other perennials have stated to do their thing.
Every where you look something is bound to be blooming. It's not quite the same bold floral extravagance of 10,000 daffodils in April or the gargantuan rhododendrons of May. Summer blooms start slow and build to a crescendo. It is a much more species rich speckling of flowers, seemingly subdued by the the intense lush green of a forest in full leaf.
The shade has an effect as well. The sun lovers may not always operate at peak performance.
Hale Mana was readied for its first guests with the front door and the trim around it getting painted.
The service entrance door only got the first coat of paint before time ran short. That will get finished today.
It's back to the luxury basement accommodations for me. I can handle. Half living in two houses isn't all that easy and I miss my kitties.
The hard part is going back to the slow cantankerous computer in the luxury basement accommodations and it was in a very ornery mood last night. I wonder if its hard drive is ready to become but a distant memory.
There is the question too of how will I fit in visitation with work kind work and everything else that needs doing. I'll just have to work on the assumption that they don't need me to have fun or to pull weeds.