Donna and the dogs are on a walk around the top of the hill. The dogs love going up there because there are lots of interactive nature games to play. They can swim in the ponds and pop frogs from the bank. They can run through the grass and pounce on the grasshoppers that leap up. They can chase butterflies that flutter by.
My new butterfly bush is beautiful even if its not very big. It is really growing and has had about 12 blooms this year. The butterflies really love it.
Its blackberry time and this year the vines hang with dark clusters of berries. I have to admit all I picked was just a handful to eat and they were delicious.
Doodle is waiting for me and Donna to come home. We will be gone until July 26 to the Joy of Seasons Retreat so nothing new will be posted until then.
The Tiger Lilies that Ramona gave me are beautiful right now. They are one of my favorite and always remind me of Grandma. There were one of her favorites also. Some people call them blackberry lilies also. I just know they are a most welcome splash of color in my flower beds.
A couple of years ago a friend of mine purchased this flower and in the fall she saved some seed and gave them to me. I grew them in the greenhouse and we have no idea what they are but we love them. We just call them pink daisys. They have leaves like a zinnia but they are no more than 10 inches high. All my friends now have them.
While making the sunrise pictures I disturbed Cricket asleep on the hot tub. She looked at me with half opened eyes as if to say "what are you doing, it's still dark!"
The purple coneflowers are a bright splash of color beside the gate welcoming us home.
The time of the squash is upon us. There is squash everywhere. We love it and oh how I wish we could have it year round in the garden but this time of year it takes over the kitchen, deck and the garden is still full.
We had a beautiful pink sunrise this morning telling of the storms that are expected today. But for now I can just enjoy the beautiful sunrise.