Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Garden Tour And Graffiti

Finally, the summer warm weather is here after the long nasty winter and chilly spring. All the flowers are blooming like crazy. My family is visiting me now so I took them to the local botanical garden which was famous for the several acres of Peonies they grew there on this past Sunday. The weather was just perfect, sunny and around low 70'F (20'C). There were hundreds of different kinds of Peonies blooming. It looked like a colorful flower river in the garden. We had a nice picnic in the garden as well.

And all the summer festivals have started since this past weekend as well. However, it also means the school is off and lots of boring kids start to wander on the street in the late night and cause some damages. My condo building just got a big ugly graffiti on the entrance wall, which is 2 floor high. Someone climbed to the 2 floor high fence next to wall in the late night and spread-painted some stupid nonsense words. It has never happened in this good neighborhood before and it is too bad that the security camera did not face that direction to catch the video of who did that. The condo association has hired contractors to clean it but they just could not completely remove it. I guess that's the downside of nice summer weather.

6 comments:

Michael said...

Beautiful flowers....but so sad to hear of the new graffiti! It makes it difficult to have nice things, there's always someone that wants to bring you down.

Ice John's World said...

I agree. Hope that the police can find those bad people and make them come back to clean the mess.

Steven said...

Enjoy your belated spring or summer. I do not realize that Wisconsin has even later spring than us

Ice John's World said...

Thanks, Steven! Hope that you and Sam enjoy the nice weather so far as well!

Robguy said...

I'm still trying to get used to the idea that we have things growing around the year. Just cuz it's winter doesn't mean everything goes dormant. To help I've picked up a couple books about gardening for habitat, and one for gardening for each month. The good news is many of the plants I love grow here. We have 2 3 foot jades on the front porch, and a friend has a 4 ft poinsettia in their garden. (to think how hard my mom used to work to keep her xmas poinsettias alive).

Ice John's World said...

Hello, Rob, so you live in the subtropical or tropical region now I assume. You will be able to grow lots of fruits and flowers like hibiscus then! Hope to see pictures of your garden sometime on your blog!