You may recall my story about the propane company and our huge, costly-to-fill tank. When landscaping our yard, it has been necessary to work around that white, 500-gallon tank. It's one of the things you see when you approach our front door.
Here is what we have done, so far: we had a screen placed, and we planted clematis and jasmine, in the hope that they would grow up and fill in the screen, so that we (and our guests) would not have to look at the unsightly, enormous, screaming white tank. The jasmine is growing - it's climbed about a third of the way up the screen - and the clematis has already made it up to the top.
This week, the clematis is in full bloom.
Isn't it gorgeous?
Yesterday, some huge clouds rolled by our house.
There were squalls, rain, and patches of beautiful blue sky.
In order to give you a sense of scale, I've labeled this photo:
The star is larger than a BIG house across the way, so you can imagine how massive that cloud was.
I wouldn't want to fly into that cumulonimbus.
That would have been a BUMPY ride.
Now, it's a lazy Saturday afternoon. We took a 5-mile walk this morning, and were going to run some errands after lunch, but apparently