Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Maidenhair with Flowers

Hello friends.  I like these pictures that I snapped recently in my yard.  I thought I would share them. 
Maidenhair Grass
These pictures above and below are a David Austin rose called Abraham Darby.  I have them growing in the cottage garden.

My wave petunias are blooming again....yea!!
Ferry Morse Mixed Sunflower
Sunflowers make me so happy. 

I hope life is treating you well.  Until next time,

Friday, August 27, 2010

Eat Pray Love

Eat Pray Love is one of the best books I have read in a long time.  It is one of those books I will read a second time.
I finished reading the book just as the movie was starting to play in the local theatres.  I have seen the movie twice.  It is a very good movie but the book is soooooo much better. 
This is definitely a woman's book.  So girls, if you need something good to read I highly recommend this one.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cooler Weather

Hello all my blogger friends.  I haven't posted in a while because it has been so darn hot here.  BUT the weather has been very nice the last 2 days.  Last night I was at the park with my 2 granddaughters and the air felt cool.  It was a little strange. 

I thought I would post a few pictures I snapped tonight in the yard.  Enjoy.
A view of the back yard. 
Flowers along the driveway. 
This is Dynamite Crape Myrtle and it has just started blooming.  The picture does not do it justice.  It is a bright red.
A little yard art. 
A look down the breezeway at dusk.
This is one of our 2 cats.  Her name is Nosey and she has found a little shade under the fire pit....(which I am so looking forward to using this fall). 

I have been sewing on several quilt tops but I never seem to take any pictures of them.  I am making myself a promise to post a few quilty pictures soon.
Until next time,

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wow, it is really HOT

For the past several weeks our high temperatures have been between 100 and 106.  As I type this, it is 11:00am and the temperature is already 99.  I am amazed that I have anything blooming in the yard but I do.  There are several blooming plants that like the heat.  I thought I would share a few of these pictures taken from my yard this morning.
The Mandevilla started blooming as soon as it got hot. 

The sunflowers I planted in June are starting to bloom.

This is Obedient Plant and it absolutely loves the heat.  It can be very invasive and is often given as a pass-along plant.  It is pretty this time of year but Beware if someone offers you a start of it!!
There are 2 butterflies in this picture that were being so playful.  They were fluttering all through the garden.  I was surprised that I was able to get this picture. 
I hope that you are staying cool.  Until next time,

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Naked Ladies


The high temperatures this week are running around 100-104.  There are not many flowers blooming except zinnias and these naked ladies. 
Until next time,