Jun 26, 2017

Summer Things...

Summer....
 
in theory the days are lazy,
but, for me they have been so busy...
 
gardening,
garage sales,
long lunches with friends,
dating <3,
I joined a fitness competition at my gym,
and just
soaking up the sun...
 


this beautiful Purple Book
with a Crown on the front
was my favorite and cheapest garage sale find last Summer...
 
simple things thrill me <3
 

 
I knew it would look lovely with roses...
 
here the giant first flush
of Gertrude Jekyll is drawing to a close,
faded petal liter the gazebo floor...
 
soaking up the sun
 won over gardening the last few days
now there is much to catch up on...

 
 “I feel as if I had opened a book
 and found roses of yesterday
 sweet and fragrant, between its leaves.”
   
― L.M. Montgomery    
Anne of the Island
 






books feel as though they have a soul,
wisdom....
 

 
simple things,
great joys...
 
life is good.
 
Happy New Week....

Jun 22, 2017

June Roses...

What is better than June?
 

"It was June,
and the world smelled of roses.
The sunshine was like powdered gold
over the grassy hillside.”
   
Maud Hart Lovelace



the roses
have had their grand first flush....
 
the first blooms beginning to wither,
but fresh blooms are following closely behind...
 
 




 
Memorial Day
I favorite of mine with it's ruffled petals...
 


 
a stand of Baptisia
(blue wild indigo)...
 
I learned about this beautiful plant
seeing it on other garden blogs...
 
I love it!
 



 
 
our first serious heat wave is on the way,
we feel lazy just thinking about it....
 
 
Happy Summer!

Jun 19, 2017

Sunday Drive - Wild Flowers...

I love a Sunday Drive...
 
and I am lucky to live somewhere that with in a couple hours
I can be in the snow
in the deep forest
or at the beach...
 
 
this Sunday Drive,
was very simple...
 
only fifteen minutes away,
to the tiny town of Wilkeson...
 
 
I went specifically
 to see the Wild Sweet Rocket in bloom...
 
 
I have taken you along to Wilkeson, WA before
to show you these coke ovens....
 
you can view that old post here...
 
 

 
 
along the way I found
Queen Anne's Lace...
 


 
like snow flakes...
 





speaking of snow...
 
the Cottonwoods
are creating a blizzard of pollen....
 
see it in the air?
and lining the roadside?
 
achoo...
 



Wild Geranium...
 


 
 
the local quarry in Wilkeson
supplied the sandstone
for the Washington State Capitol Building
in Olympia...



 
ahhh,
the Sweet Rocket....
 
they are one of my favorite wildflowers...
 





Buttercup and Forget-me-nots...
 
 
I just learned
Buttercup is in the Ranunculus Family of plants...
 

 
 
the Foxgloves are almost ready to burst...
 
A reason to come back again soon... 
 
 
Discover your own Backyard...