Friday, August 21, 2009


My leg is swollen, but not as bad as it was yesterday morning. I think laying in bed all day helped. Whenever I sat at the desk to do some work for my former boss, I propped it up on the edge of the desk. My foot fell asleep more times than I can count, but it seems to have helped.

Picture of legs with stiches and bruising.

Finally got downstairs and out into the yard for a few minutes. The mosquitoes are still swarming. We got 1/4" of rain over the past 2 days. Most of that was on Wednesday afternoon. We've got better chances today and tomorrow. It's currently 74 degrees, cloudy, and the humidity stands at 97%.

Another new rudbeckia has bloomed. This one is about 5" across.

The first moonvine flower. I missed it last night, but I smelt it. :)

My hairy balls are blooming. Gomphocarpus physocarpus - a milkweed.


FlowerLady said...

Tom ~ I had to back track to read about what happened to you. I sure hope you are feeling better soon. Just take it as easy as you can, resting and not stressing about things.


Anonymous said...

Hope your leg heals and you can get back to all the wonderful yard work. Great label on this post.

Engineeredgarden said...

"my hairy balls are blooming". I was not prepared for that one! Ha! I hope your leg gets better soon, I know it's a real pain. BTW...I purchased the book "the propagator's bible" - very informative book! Thanks!

LeSan said...

Hey, the leg is looking good. It also looks like that is going to end up one nasty bruise. You do need to give it some time to heal up. At least you have a legitimate excuse for letting the garden go to seed. LOL

Jill-O said...

Now you know where my mind is...I laughed out loud at the "hairy balls" and made my sleeping cat jump about a foot into the air. I hope you are feeling better. I think I would be going a little stir-crazy not being able to dig in the garden.