But first, Grump had to check on his dahlia, which was very unhappy about being moved yesterday. Today it was fine, growing vigorously as if nothing had ever happened.
|The dahlia acting as if nothing had recently bothered it.|
As mentioned above, the highlight of the day was a mid-afternoon picnic at the Sanford estate.
|Mr. S himself|
Kuya met a new friend there; the two of them played in a wading pool most of the afternoon.
The Sanford estate has two houses on it. One is occupied by Mr. S. and his wife. The other is occupied by a person who loves to garden, as you can see by these photos.
|A cool raised bed growing beans|
Back in Sweetie's hometown in the Philippines, lantanas are considered noxious weeds! But here we fuss over them, and grow different varieties for their different colored flowers:
|Weed or prized garden plant?|
Although a bit past their prime, the lilies were still beautiful. (That's Sweetie's and Kuya's legs you see in the background.)
The front house is very old, being built by Mr. S's grandparents I believe, and these days is in need of some Tender-Loving-Care.
|Ouch! This poor old house needs a band-aid!|