May 24, 2017

Waiting for Roses...

With this crazy year we have had in the Northwest....
 
I am still waiting on my first Roses blooms
 of the year...
 

 
I check each day,
full of anticipation...
 


 
this Gertrude Jekyll
is so close...
 
so close when I bury my nose up against this bud
I can get a faint whiff
of what is to come...
 
ahhhh
 

 
we have suddenly had a heat wave,
our cold wet days
became a long dry spell,
the temperature soared into the mid eighties...
 
and the blooms,
withered so quickly on this Weigela...
 


the Pink-a-Boo
has just begun to Peek :-)
 
 
I love pairing these small sweet blooms
with roses....
 



the current show stoppers
are the Columbines....
 

 
there are so many varieties...
 
I love everything about them,
their soft pastel colors,
the layered petals...
that will forever make me think
 of a flouncy ballerinas skirt...
 
graceful
 

the Dutch Iris...
 


 
Sweet Rocket...
 
which always reminds me to take a trip into the hills
where it grows wild and abundant...
 

 
I have been working on removing
my raised vegetable garden beds...
 
this patch of self seeded chives,
I have left be for now
 just to enjoy its beauty...
 

 
waiting patiently,
or at least I am trying to....
 
Have a Beautiful Day....

May 15, 2017

Tea...

 
Well,
you know I love flowers
and
you know I love pretty tea things....
 

when you combine the two
 it is magic!
 
We have shared a lot of tea
together these past seven years....
 
 
so today I have pulled some of my favorites photos out
to re-share!















 
I hope
I have inspired you
to grab a cup,
a cookie
and a pretty bloom...
 
to take a moment for yourself...
 
love yourself today!
you deserve it!
 
Happy Tea Time...

May 9, 2017

Dash Point....

When the sun shines
and its a Sunday...
 
well,
you got to take a little road trip...
 
 
This is the view from Dash Point State Park...
 
I hadn't been here in years...
 
I was actually married on this exact spot,
many years ago...
 
we were young,
it was a short marriage...
he was a genuinely nice guy,
just not the guy for me...


 
lets head down to the water!
I LOVE the Beach!
 


frilly waves lapping the shore...
 


 
lots of people had the same Sunday Drive
destination as me...
 



the beaches are so clean,
so full of life...
 


 
Lucky Dog!
 
 
thanks for coming along,
don't forget to wipe the sand off your feet ;)
 
Have a Beautiful Day!