Saturday, August 5, 2017

Fondly Familiar! :)

 We had an amazing sunrise the other morning, with a red sun! :)
 It was made more brilliant due to fire smoke from Canada and in our own WA state!
 My shadow, surrounded by the morning sun, better shows the brightness of the color! :)
 As a child when we had an unusually snowy winter, ...
 Like the one we had last winter, ...
 It would be followed by a summer that had unusually hot temps' reaching in the 100's!
 True to character, our snowy winter has been followed by a hot summer ...
With temp's reaching into the 100's!
After two to three days with that kind of heat, temp's are expected to be back in the 90's and 80's for awhile! It seems much more do-able in comparison! :)
It's rather fun to see that this area has the characteristics I remember as a child! :) It's like coming across an item from one's childhood and discovering that it hasn't changed! :) It's still true to character, and fondly familiar! :)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Enjoy Summer, Everyone! :)

 I love sharing the seasons of my yard! :)
 It's fun to see what's in bloom from month to month! :)
 It's ever changing! :)
 The hydrangeas are tolerating the summer heat in the dappled shade! :)

 I like the variety that I have so far! :)

 The hummingbirds are happy the trumpet vines are blooming again! :)
 I even love the fluffy aftermath of the clematis blooms! :)
 Aren't they intriguing? :)
 I noticed the ornamental currents actually formed some fruit this year! Surprise! :)
 As well as the trumpet vines, the hummers have the last blooms of the flowering fig, ...
 And the full bloom of this red Crocosmia, and the honeysuckle! :)
 I took these photos of this fragrant rose through the window screen. :)

 This morning I noticed a tree frog nestled into one of it's spent blooms! :)
 It made me glad I hadn't deadheaded this old blossom yet! :)
The summer heat is keeping me from being out in the yard as much as I'd like to be, but if I time it right I can get out in the morning before it gets too hot! I love All the seasons and love the summer color! :)
Enjoy Summer, Everyone! :)

Monday, July 10, 2017

You Know You're A Country Girl When ... ! :)

    You know you're a country girl when ....
... You notice how tall the field grass is after a record Spring rainfall! :)
 ... You study the tall stand of hay with a smile of satisfaction on your face! :)
 ... You feel excitement when the hay gets cut! :)
 ...  You breath in the sweet fragrance with contentment, and grin! :)
 ... You marvel at the tall rows of hay after it's been raked! :)
 ... You go out and take photos so you won't forget how tall the rows are this year! :)
 ... You look forward to the next step, wondering what the bail count will be! :)
 ... You get a count, and rejoice at the increase in bails this year! :)
... You feel a rush of utopia as it's loaded up and headed down the road to feed someone's livestock again, this year! :)
... Oh the joys of being a country girl! :)

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July! :)

 America, America! God shed His grace on thee! :)
 And crown Thy good, with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea! :)
Happy 4th of July Everybody! :)

Monday, June 12, 2017

Candy To The Eye & Food To The Soul! :)

 One of the perks of working in a nursery is one gets to see things in bloom all season long! :)
 It was more desirable than candy to me, so I was always bringing something home! :)
 I would get to see plants before, during, and after they bloomed! Sometimes their fruit was even more impressive than their blooms! It was fun to be privy to their fragrances, too! :)
 There were a few plants here when we moved in, ....
 But the vast majority found their way to our yard due to my finding them irresistible! :)
 Like Constance Spry! If you follow my blog, you know she is dear to my heart! :)
 I've always wanted a yard that has something in bloom all season, ...
 So no matter what time of year it is, there's something to see! :)
 I love having a variety of color! :)
 Color lifts the heart! :)
 I also love enjoying a variety of fragrances throughout the yard! :)

 The plants that offer both beauty and aroma are sure keepers! :)
 They're candy to the eye, and
Food to the soul! :)