Changing for summer

This is my favorite time of the year with the wonderful smell of honeysuckle in bloom, gardeners reaping the benefits of their labor, birds gathering straw and bugs for their nest and the many varieties of birds feeding on the two large stumps out back and kitchen window ledge.

Wondering what the little sparrow birds are with a red top, red throat and chest? A jar of chowchow for the first one to correctly identify that little bird.

Had my first hummingbird of the year yesterday. The Purple Martins are back too; we do enjoy watching them.

I had another first Friday; celery with crunchy peanut butter spread on it. Attending the Baytown Chamber of Commerce Expo, the lady at the old folks booth across the aisle was munching on one and I hollered over, “Whatcho eating?” She told me and offered me one. I moseyed on over and ate it up, good too. I even bought some celery this morning, already had the peanut butter.

Had my first fried green tomatoes for the year last night. They were good as always.

I’ll be making chowchow real soon, wanna help?

While on a visit to Vaughan’s nursery in Channelview last week getting my Cow Horn pepper plants and saw a Georgia Rattlesnake plant. I bought it out of curiosity. I don’t normally grow watermelons because they take up so much ground. Besides, the seedless variety has me spoiled rotten.

As you probably know, I am from Georgia and proud of it.
Can you believe the state of Georgia is on their fourth flag? The state legislature just approved a new one. My my my!!!

They change flags more than most banks change names. They are trying to please everybody and offend no one – that’s hard to do.
I have my old Georgia flag hanging in this room. I need to get a Lone Star flag and be done with it.

I did get my Confederate Rose in the ground and it is looking good, it’s my first one.

One of the few things I plant because you cain’t eat it.

My gardening guru from Highlands gave me a Seven Sister Antique Rose and it is yet to be in the ground. That is another one of those things that you cain’t eat but should compliment the back yard with its pretty looks when in bloom.

Do you know what a Confederate Rose or a Seven Sister Rose looks like? They are one of the finer things in life as you grow older and learn to appreciate even if you cain’t eat them.