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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Saturday, July 23, 2011


This summer seems to go by too fast. I feel like I should slow down and savor it's beauty more but in order to do that I'd have to go faster as there never seems to be enough time in my day to sit down and just savor. It's a paradox.  I savor it of course but on my knees pulling weeds.

I've taken the time to take photos of my flowers and garden but I never posted them. There were so many of them. With a digital you can click away and not worry about how much it will cost to get to see the picture. It's instant and I click to my heart's content, for at least 5 minutes, lol...

Leaving comments also seems to take all my spare time. I think that I need to go on a fast of blogging for a while, like mini vacations. I know that I'm not alone in thinking this way. So I'm going to stop complaining and JUST DO IT.  It's a difficult thing to do to not check up on friends everyday. It almost feel like seeing a friend at the door and not letting them in.

There's my silly husband trying to fool you as to how big is my peonies.

Now this is more like it... I admit that it's pretty healthy.  Update on my peonies. The blossoms have come and gone and the patio has been weeded and swept. 

This flower bed is hiding a secret. I have some day-lilies in the center and at the ends. The blooms have passed and today I cut back the foliage to let the sun get to my lilies. They are starting to bloom. And my Jackmanii  clematis on the shed is covered with purple blossoms.

My astilbes in the front are now starting to fade

I managed to weed around my big rock.

This is the other side. My hostas and day lilies are in full bloom now.

This was my vegetable garden before I weeded.  I had done part of a row when I realized that I hadn't taken a picture.

Now the weeding is done and the fence for my cucumbers has been put in place and I picked two large cucumbers today.

My peppers got bigger than in  this photo. Everything is growing so fast.

As I weeded around the base of my crab tree I discovered that there was a bird nest in it.

I just showed a few photos of my flowers as I have way too many.
Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment if you have the time. I'm taking a wee break from leaving comments this week as I'm running behind my chores. I'll check your blogs whenever I have a spare moment. I may leave a few comments here and there but please don't be offended if I don't leave a comment on your blog right away. I love you all and you all make my life brighter.  Have a safe week and stay cool.  JB