I'm sorry that my posts are kind of far and few between. My summer has been much busier than I expected...although, I really don't know what I expected. Summer is always busy. I've been slowly working on moving into my new laundry room, and the wallpaper for the small entry room arrived yesterday. I'm excited to hang it and reveal which one I chose, but I'm waiting for a rainy day, or at least a cloudy day, since I can't seem to stay in the house when the sun is shining. I love the hot, sunny days of summer.
My vegetable garden needs tending. There is the constant job of pulling weeds. The tomatoes need to be pruned, and a few need staking. The blueberries are ready to be picked, and the cucumbers and romaine lettuce should be thinned and transplanted.
More of the vegetables later, let's move on to the fun stuff, the flowers...
Red Bee Balm
Pink Bee Balm
My grandmother had the most beautiful flower gardens, and along the back of one of them grew a wonderful patch of purple phlox. I used to have tea parties with my dolls in the shade of those glorious purple flowers, and now whenever I walk by my small patch of phlox the nostalgic scent brings me back to Grandma and my childhood days.
Isn't this the most amazing color, with the tiny pop of brilliant yellow in the center?!? Our Creator truly is a magnificent artist.
Such a delicate shade of pink...reminds me of a newborn baby's bonnet.
One of Hubby's favorite flowers is the Lupine, but for some reason the Lupine in my garden keeps dying out. I can't figure out why, but I'm not going to give up. This spring my brother gave me a small Lupine plant; I didn't expect it to bloom this year, but look, it did! I'm going to collect the seeds from this single bloom and carefully sow them, hoping for a few more blossoms next year.