The holiday weekend is over. The new week has begun. Our skies are a bit cloudy and our neighborhood is quiet once again. Cleaning and puttering and fluffing continues in preparation for the arrival of out-of-state family. It's good to tackle some of the jobs that needed to be done no matter what the reason.
I'm enjoying the Black-Eyed Susan Vine (Thunbergia) just outside my kitchen window. For the past few summers I've planted one in a big yellow pot beside my front door where it climbed on a wonderful pyramid of black wrought iron. I'm enjoying the change this year. 'Susan' seems to be happier than ever in this spot. I think she likes the morning sun and the afternoon shade. She requires very little maintenance but gives a lot of pleasure. From inside. Or outside. She will be here until the fall frost begins. Until then she will add a touch of sunshine to each day. Especially on days like today. To rephrase an old John Denver song,
Sunshine through my window makes me happy,
Sunshine through my window makes me cry,
Sunshine through my window looks so lovely,
Sunshine through my window makes me high.
Song: 'Sunshine On My Shoulder'
Written by John Denver