Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Apache Plume's first blooms
A close up....
The Europa Daisy...Happy yellow!
Look at these African Daisies--I didn't realize they closed up at night and opened when the sun shines on them!
The Blanket Flower...clouds showed up overhead just as I shot this so it's not as bright as it is... Looks like we're in for some rain. I hope it's gentle. I planted sunflower and hollyhock seeds yesterday against the fence line in the back yard.
I didn't realize when I picked this pot of flowers out it would give a lovely shade of deep lavender. It's called the Soprano Purples ( Osteospermum). It's going to look stunning next to the raspberry colored salvia I planted years ago.
Tomorrow starts my first official day of teaching the summer sessions. (*deep sighs*) I think I'm ready for the busy season. I've cut assignments down to the bare minimum without cutting the education. I've reduced my office hours, chat sessions, and review sessions so my students can still get the benefit of me without compromising the quality. I've been brushing up my PowerPoint presentations, creating new ones, and looking over my notes. I've consolidated my graduate student classes into one website so they all can benefit at the same times for review sessions, to drop off assignments, and to gather their notes. Today, I put the finishing touches on my classes.
I'm ready. I have the garden to escape to in the mornings before I teach and in the afternoons before evening classes. And I have pretty flowers to soothe my senses.