Here's one of the cosmos currently blooming. There are about 3 colors now - light pink, this intense pink and red, blooming. I think these are probably my favorite annual. The colors are great and they fill in the perennials borders beautifully, at a time in the season when the perennials are looking more than a bit bedraggled. And, I love the way they dance in the wind! I rely on some voluteers each year which I help along by spreading the seeds in various spaces in the garden, which I then thin and replant in the spring.
We're dragging after a very busy day in Johnson City, TN yesterday. On top of it we were a bit over served last night with the wine (Jim poured!). On top of that I had a terrible night's sleep, so I'm going to enjoy this rainy day and not do anything requiring exertion.
After I take my morning vitamins, I'm tackling the recipe filing. I got a new bamboo recipe box yesterday and I'll sort through the equivalent of 6 recipes boxes and take out my most used recipes and put those in the new box.
Tonights dinner will be pizza which should be easy, since I alread have some leftover dough in the freezer that I'll take out this afternoon, so it will just be a matter of chopping and slicing the toppings and forming the pizza. I even have some leftover margarita mix. Have I told you all that margaritas go great with pizza!
We had a pretty good frog strangler rain last night which enabled Jim to check out the newly graded and asphalted driveway. He found a couple of minor spots where they have to come back to add a couple of ridges; but all in all it worked great.