May 30, 2013

Neptune Under Glass...

 
 
Neptune Rose
 is my reliable Purple Rose...
 
Don't you love the way
something simple,
can become so important,
when it's tucked under a cloche....
 

 


 
I am a little embarrassed
to show you,
that I still have my ruffled tablecloth on my table...
 
it has been taken off a few times,
but I always miss it...
 
I have ruffle fever and there is no cure!
 

 
Neptune Rose,
Sweet Rocket Blooms,
and the Foliage of Feverfew...
 
a simple bouquet
for a rainy day...
 
the weekend forecast is looking bright and sunny,
hope your is too!
 
Thanks for stopping by....

May 29, 2013

Raindrops on Roses...

 
 
 
 
I thought I'd take you out in the garden today,
the roses are blooming...
and they are soaking wet...
grab an umbrella :-)
 
 
Raindrops on Roses...
 


it has been a wet week...
 
the mornings so fresh,
the garden so lush,
the weeds so happy...
 

 
almost Eden...



 
thin new growth
bending under the weight...
 

 
big cup shaped blooms
so full of water,
they are spilling over...
 
 
taking a good deep drink,
the sun will be shining soon...
 
Thanks for stopping by today....

May 28, 2013

A Room with a View...

We had a lovely holiday weekend,
very wet,
but lovely...
 


this afternoon we shared the last pieces
of the first Rhubarb Pie...
 
I thought as I set tea with the last two pieces of pie,
that I could never blog,
the first two pieces...
 
they are gobbled up too quickly,
hardly cool before the knife digs in...
 

 
we made a little nest in the sitting room,
watching the rain fall...
 
you have to learn to embrace the things in life
you cannot change,
and rain on Memorial Day in Seattle
 is tradition...
 

nice to enjoy hot tea...
 


in pretty mugs...
 



 
a few months ago I planted
some Fragrant Summer Blooming Daffodils,
I thought they would be fun to try...
 
I cut a bundle today,
and they smell amazing,
 
 It's fun to have Roses and Daffodils at the same time!

 
I saved a pair of Princess Ann Rose blooms,
from nearly drowning...
 
the rain is tattering the roses up a bit,
but,  they couldn't be more treasured....
 

 
a room with a view,
a very wet view...
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today....

May 25, 2013

Baskets Full of Roses...

 

the summery days of roses
have arrived...
 

 
while the rain still has garage sales
stuck in a spring stall...
 
this sweet ceramic basket,
was last weeks only find...
 
for a dollar
a cheap thrill...
 
 
gathering the first basket full
of garden roses...
 
a big thrill...
 


 
on the other side of the basket,
my Mr's favorite cheap summer thrill...
 
the first Rhubarb,
it's pie time!
 


 
the first rose bouquet of the year,
PRICELESS...
 

 
I hope something priceless,
is in store for you this weekend...
 
I am off to bake a pie,
Mmmm...
 
Happy Weekend to you....

May 24, 2013

May in the Garden....

It's about time
 I take you on a garden tour!
 
It's been a month of weather extremes,
and so much has come and already gone...
 
we have a lot of catching up to do...
 
 
 
Clematis up on the gazebo roof,
almost hiding the swallow nesting box...
 
I am still hoping
 a sweet couple will build a nest this year...
 
 
the garden bursting with spring blooms...
 

 
we had a hot spell
right as the Allium bloomed...
 
they came and went so fast...
 

 
as did the Lilacs...
 

Blue Bells ringing in the spring......

 
a view down a foot path...
 
 
the same view a moment sooner...
 
when inquiring dogs
 wanted to know what was so interesting
 that I was sitting on the ground...
 

 Valerian and the first of the Roses...
Old Blush China Rose...
 
 
purple mornings...
 
 
Randy out for a morning stroll...
 

 
Columbines and bright blue skies...







late afternoon shadows...
 
Jacob's Ladder in the front
and pink Columbine dancing in the background...
 


 
the delight of unfurling Roses...
 

 
a good morning greetings from Cecile Brunner Rose,
a nice way to wake up...
 
Thanks for joining me in my garden today....

May 23, 2013

Mushroom Hunting...

It is inevitable
that sometime during the long wet winters
in Washington,
a case of cabin fever typically sets in...
 
in this time a "bucket list"
of things "I want to do this summer"  is usually made...
 
 
this years list
took me to the higher elevations of Central Washington
last weekend...
 
 
hunting for Morel Mushrooms...
 

it's like an Easter Egg Hunt for adults :-)
 


on the first day we picked twenty eight...
 
as newbies,
this was enough to excite us,
and make us want to go back for more...
 
 
 
and really,
mushrooms or not,
the forest is always a good place to spend a day...



these pretty purple flowers
dotted the forest floor...
 

I have learned these flowers are actually Wild Orchids...
Fairy Slippers...
 
Thanks for the info
Helene!
Helene Glehen's lovely blog is here...

 

 
on a sweeter note,
my nosegay of Wild Violets and Sweet Peas...



 
What is on your summers "Bucket List"?
 
Happy Trails to You....