Friday, August 08, 2008

Rain, rain, go away

It's a very dreary day here in my neighborhood. We had some thunderstorms this morning which I enjoy but they've moved on and it's just grey skies, drizzle plus it's freaking cold and damp. I actually had to put on socks. A good day to lay around in bed and I did just that, not getting up until almost 11:00.

While it is indeed drab outside the light does make the colors in my flower garden pop. This is a variety of gerber daisy. I liked it for its spiky petals rather than the rounded edged ones and its vibrant tangerine color.

I swear marigolds must be the easiest and most dependable flower to grow. They can take a lot of abuse; heat, drought, being peed on by the resident dog. I plant a few every year.

The Olympics start today and I do like to watch them but not constantly. I wonder how much NBC pays to get the coverage. I really don't know why any city would want to have the Olympics. The money it costs is astronomical, the security headache, traffic, the whole logistics is a nightmare. I don't understand how China managed to get them. Why were they given to them? I know that politics are not supposed to be part of the Olympics but why reward a country that has so little regard for life. I guess if the Olympic Committee can give them to Russia and Hitler's Germany this shouldn't be so surprising.


Blondefabulous said...

lovely flowers! Absolutely stunning

Cece said...

Ok, that settles it, I'm going to have to pick up some marigolds because they sound like my kind of flower. Tough!

Anonymous said...

ok this is the second time I am commenting. lol if it shows up twice I am sorry.
I am watching the olympic opening ceremonies and frankly? could that BE any more boring?? Shit.

oh and your flowers are so pretty!