Jun 22, 2017

June Roses...

What is better than June?
 

"It was June,
and the world smelled of roses.
The sunshine was like powdered gold
over the grassy hillside.”
   
Maud Hart Lovelace



the roses
have had their grand first flush....
 
the first blooms beginning to wither,
but fresh blooms are following closely behind...
 
 




 
Memorial Day
I favorite of mine with it's ruffled petals...
 


 
a stand of Baptisia
(blue wild indigo)...
 
I learned about this beautiful plant
seeing it on other garden blogs...
 
I love it!
 



 
 
our first serious heat wave is on the way,
we feel lazy just thinking about it....
 
 
Happy Summer!

Jun 19, 2017

Sunday Drive - Wild Flowers...

I love a Sunday Drive...
 
and I am lucky to live somewhere that with in a couple hours
I can be in the snow
in the deep forest
or at the beach...
 
 
this Sunday Drive,
was very simple...
 
only fifteen minutes away,
to the tiny town of Wilkeson...
 
 
I went specifically
 to see the Wild Sweet Rocket in bloom...
 
 
I have taken you along to Wilkeson, WA before
to show you these coke ovens....
 
you can view that old post here...
 
 

 
 
along the way I found
Queen Anne's Lace...
 


 
like snow flakes...
 





speaking of snow...
 
the Cottonwoods
are creating a blizzard of pollen....
 
see it in the air?
and lining the roadside?
 
achoo...
 



Wild Geranium...
 


 
 
the local quarry in Wilkeson
supplied the sandstone
for the Washington State Capitol Building
in Olympia...



 
ahhh,
the Sweet Rocket....
 
they are one of my favorite wildflowers...
 





Buttercup and Forget-me-nots...
 
 
I just learned
Buttercup is in the Ranunculus Family of plants...
 

 
 
the Foxgloves are almost ready to burst...
 
A reason to come back again soon... 
 
 
Discover your own Backyard...

Jun 12, 2017

White Sheets and Roses...

 these soft mornings...
 
while the roses are abundant
and the mornings light
is clear and yet still cool...
 
they are my favorite mornings of the year,
my very favorite time of the year...
 





 
“I'd love to wake up
 to complete silence,
white sheets,
 and the smell of crisp air
and roses.” 
  Maria Elena



facing the light head on...
 



 
the temptation to just climb back in bed
this Monday morning,..
 
is so strong....
 

 
 


 
 
Happy new week,
I hope yours began with beauty...
 
 
Stop and Smell the Roses <3

Jun 8, 2017

Pretty Peonies in a Row....

 What do you do
when it all happens at once?
 

 
my Peonies
went into bloom at he same time as the Roses...
 


 
Pretty Peonies all in a row...
 



 
the frills....
 

 
these Peonies
are the only plants that came with the house...
 
 
as much as I love them I have planted some paler varieties
but, they have yet to bloom....
 



 
 ah yes...
ants and peonies...
 
When the Peonies begin to open
that have a nectar the ants can't resist...
 
a natural attraction...
 
some say the ants help the buds to open...
others say the ants fight off other insects
 that would eat the peony...
 
I believe nature knows how to take care of itself....
like the plight of the bees due to our use of pesticides,
we need to let nature be...
natural!
 
 
 
Stop and Smell the Peonies
(but watch out, don't inhale an ant :-)
















Jun 6, 2017

Daydreaming of Tufted Headboards...

 
In my new Single Girl life,
I have options
I didn't have before...
 
like dying my hair pink
or
redecorating in a way he didn't like...
 
I have had an insane crush on anything tufted forever...
and you know what?
all the pillows are always falling between the bars
of that big iron bed anyway...
 
so on a lazy afternoon
I began daydreaming about a white tufted headboard...
 
I have wanted one forever...
 
I thought I would share this with you,
because,
 I know you too do this...
 
the internet makes it so easy to wile away an afternoon
shopping in your comfy clothes :-)
 
 

I shopped at Furniture.com
they had a great selection...
 
 
it was kind of a Goldilocks experience...
 
this one was too boxy...
 I loved the fabric on this!
but is satin dog friendly?


 
this is almost,
just right...
 


 Now
 this is just right!
 
up against my pale pink walls....
heaped with fluffy white linens,
piles of soft pillows...
 
a perfect place to dream.
 
 
 
since I am daydreaming,
maybe I need a loveseat too?
 
 
Happy Day Dreaming...