We are home at last after weeks away. We arrived just as the sun was setting so had to wait to see our garden until the next morning. Our wonderful daughter helped us unload the car and drag suitcases to the second floor. She had fresh pizza waiting for us and a pot of fresh coffee. She is wonderful.
Of course, the first thing I did was bake some fresh bread.
Rich Egg Bread. Click the link for my recipe.
click the link to see the way it looked last April. Hopefully, Mother Nature will not be too harsh on next year's blooms. The buds are much smaller than usual this Fall.
The drought was the least of the problems for some of our neighbors, though. Following are pictures of homes around the block in our lovely old gas light neighborhood of homes large and small.
Before I go any further, I want to say we are all so thankful no one was hurt. Two homes were severely damaged, a garage and several cars totally destroyed, and two families displaced, but there were no injuries. The general consensus is the fire was caused by a propane grill that was between the two homes after a Memorial Day cookout. Adding to the perfect storm of a fire, the fire hydrant on the corner across the street was not functional.