July seems to be the month when strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and cherries all ripen at the same time. Mostly I freeze the fruit for winter use. The freezer is almost full by now (definitely a first world problem).
Monday is my day to water my houseplants and check for dried leaves or bugs. Imagine my surprise when I saw that one of my Amaryllis had a big healthy flower stalk. It may be one that didn't bloom in late winter like the rest did. It decided that now would be a good time to bloom and I think there's a second flower stalk coming up from the side of the bulb.
I found this birdhouse at the thrift store. The roof is tin and the walls are some kind of wood. There's a pattern of grass and flowers on the side and it feels like that part is just paper. I put it in the shade area
( that has a metal roof so nothing gets any sunshine nor rain). It should do fine there. I doubt any bird will use it especially since there's a hole in the back just like the one in the front.
It's another sunny day. We sure don't take those for granted. But, a day of soft rain would be welcomed by the flowers and would refill the rain barrels. Speaking of which, I'm off to do some much-needed deadheading. I hope you're having a lovely day.