Last Day of My Stay-Cation I Got a Bit of Weeding done, and...

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Midland, Michigan
August 6, 2017 3:16pm CST
and while weeding the area between the ramp and my house I found a lonely yellow flower that I did not plant there. I also can enjoy the wildflowers that came up on the other side since my summer flowers have died off from the heat. Maybe they will return. I hope so, but in the mean time I have other flowers to smile over. I planted two sections in my side yard with wildflowers. The ones that are bigger in the image, I think the third image was planted first and the ones further back a week or so later. At first all there were was the delicate pink/ purple and white flowers, but finally some brighter orange ones started to bloom just recently and I see a few other new ones. I've been thinking of trying to get one more section planted between the ramp and house. That area is always overflowing with weeds. I do have a few plants there already, but it's mostly only been weeds. While weeding a bit ago I noticed a single yellow flower that I didn't plant. I weeded around that being careful not to accidentally pull the flower. I was going to get the wildflower mix out, but it's since started thundering, so it looks like I might have to wait a few more days. Tomorrow it's back to work I go, and thankfully we have a few window jobs lined up as well. Now, I have a load of laundry and dishes to attend to and then maybe back here a bit.
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@LadyDuck (176483)
• Switzerland
7 Aug 17
It's a shame when vacation time ends and we have to go back to work. I hope you are going to have good weather for your job.
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• Midland, Michigan
9 Aug 17
It is a shame but I expect to only have five more years of working this much so it's a bit easier to go back than it used to be when I had no idea how long I'd have to work. We had a bit of rain on Monday when we were trying to work and then later in the morning the sun came out and it's been decent ever since. A bit chilly first thing in the mornings, but back into the lower eighties before mid-day.
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@LadyDuck (176483)
• Switzerland
9 Aug 17
@MarshaMusselman We are having extreme weather, 4 days of very hot weather last week. Yesterday evening it started to rain then we had a hail storm, it only lasted about 5 minutes but it did a bit of damages. I have enough of this summer.
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• Midland, Michigan
10 Aug 17
@LadyDuck The temps are more moderate here right now. It may have gotten down to 59 last night but up to the mid-eighties in the day time without the awful humidity. We were supposed to get hail in one of the thundershowers forecast last week, but our area never got them; I don't know whether anywhere else in the vicinity did or not.
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@celticeagle (119862)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Aug 17
Lovely pictures of your garden. Nice to have some surprises to find around isn't it? Thanks for sharing them.
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• Midland, Michigan
7 Aug 17
Thanks, I still have loads of weeds to eliminate, but as I fill areas with blooms there should be less and less weeds as the years go by.
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@celticeagle (119862)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Aug 17
@MarshaMusselman .....That's a great idea. Take away their room and put bloom there instead.
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• Midland, Michigan
7 Aug 17
@celticeagle That's been my plan and hope for several years now. Just need the extra time or energy to work on it more.
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Aug 17
It's nice to find unexpected flowers.
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• Midland, Michigan
10 Aug 17
Not only is it nice... I was going to make a joke or a pun, but lost my train of thought, lol.
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Aug 17
@MarshaMusselman I hate when that happens.
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• Midland, Michigan
12 Aug 17
@just4him It doesn't usually happen for me in the midst of my typing. I hope this won't become a new trend.
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@drannhh (15240)
• United States
9 Aug 17
A volunteer flower, how cool. You are probably about ready to go back, huh?
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• Midland, Michigan
10 Aug 17
Do you mean wanting to go back? No, I could manage more time off. I get a total of five weeks until April, but I normally take a day or two at a time year round. I rarely take off a week at a time, but I kind of liked it that way. I'm off again five extra days the end of next week into the following week as family will be visiting. Not sure what extra time I'll have then other than to fit more window work in if I can find it.
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@drannhh (15240)
• United States
10 Aug 17
@MarshaMusselman Glad to hear you have more time coming up.
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• Midland, Michigan
12 Aug 17
@drannhh I'm happy about that too. I had three months off from the end of February until Memorial weekend and ever since having that long portion of time, (I had a knee replacement), I've been looking forward for more time off ever since. Eventually, I'll wnat to wait longer before taking more or it will be all used up before I know it.
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@Susan2015 (21688)
• United States
6 Aug 17
The flower seed mats I bought haven't done much. Don't think we watered them enough. I did notice a lot of vole holes in the backyard, so now have to see how to deal with those.
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@Susan2015 (21688)
• United States
6 Aug 17
@MarshaMusselman We just put more grass seed down. Tired of seeing the dirt spots still there after the new fence was put up.We need to get more seed.
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• Midland, Michigan
6 Aug 17
@Susan2015 We need grass seed. fertilizer and weed killer, but whether we're ever able to do all of that or not remains to be seen. It certainly won't be this year that's for sure.
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@PatZAnthony (13047)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
14 Aug 17
You sound so busy! Hope all goes well with your return to work @MarshaMusselman
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• Midland, Michigan
16 Aug 17
Lol, I only had one week off this time. I wouldn't expect any problems returning to work. Nor did I have any problems when I returned back to work the end of May after having time off, (three months) after the knee replacement. I'm always busy except at the end of the day when I'm playing my games. I play solitaire on Facebook's gameroom and sometimes do a puzzle every week or so and I play a different game on my phone almost daily.
@Tracy04 (10815)
• Malaysia
9 Aug 17
Oh I misread the weeding becomes wedding
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• Midland, Michigan
9 Aug 17
That's okay, I tend to misread some posts the first time too and there are others I don't quite get or understand even after reading them several times.
@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
6 Aug 17
Nice little surprises all tucked away for you to enjoy. I would think planting the wildflowers before a storm might give them enough moisture to germinate.
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• Midland, Michigan
6 Aug 17
I actually had that in mind earlier, but once I got a bit of weeding done I decided to take a break. I'd need to weed the area a bit more yet to get the thicker weeds and roots out before getting the soil a little more ready. I didn't expect it to rain since the forecast was quite low, or maybe that was for tomorrow.
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Aug 17
the wild yelow flower is rahewr pretty too
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• Midland, Michigan
6 Aug 17
It could be a daisy or something else. There are a lot of new types these days that I'm not familiar with unless I'm the one planting them.