Only one or two more days of rain until New Jersey can start really enjoying the outdoors again.
I took advantage of the brief spell of non-rain this morning to go to the garden center for a 98 ¢ cellpack of impatiens. Here's an unexpected twist: I came away $200.00 lighter. Who could have predicted that would ever happen? I'm thrilled about everything that came home with me except for the impatiens – I should have gotten the purple ones.
Here's this summer's outdoor lighting:
It's a sideways grapevine wreath festooned with assorted Xmas lights. It makes the fabric canopy cover glow in the night. It gives off a kind of UFO-ish vibe, doesn't it?