Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Pretty flowers!

 I don't have much to share this week, quilting wise.  I only spent about an hour and a half in th sewing room all week- and didn't quite finish the quilt top I'm assembling.  (It's a gift for a friend anyway)

So I thought I'd share some of my favorite flowers with you.  In another couple of weeks, most of the perennials will be done until late August.  Poor planning on my part, I guess.  So I try to enjoy them while I can.
I photographed so you hopefully can't see the weeds I still haven't caught up with.
I love how the water beads on :Lady's Mantle!

I love my lilies!

We had a brief sprinkle this morning.

Day lilies

Another day lily.  I'm not sure which is my favorite

The sedum is blossoming around the cactus

My favorite Lily!

I wish I could preserve the hydrangea at this stage!

Pink powder puff poppies
The blossoms last only a day, then they do this.

My first zinnia blossom- grown from seed!

I only have one convolvulus plant this year.

Very happy Nasturtiums

I find these rocks every so often out in the field.  I call them poop rocks, but they are not fossilized poo, or Coprolites
I found it once, but can't now.  It's some kind of creature.  It fits several of the shapes in this picture, but it seems to me it was a worm-like sea creature.

These are the newest babies I'm fostering.  They really were a bit young to be separated from Mom, but they are doing ok so far. Isn't it funny how their eyes glow like little led's?

The smallest one weighed 13 ounces when I got her!  She has a slightly deformed front foot, which I call her lucky fin.  Yup, her name is Nemo!

(see how it sort of hooks off to the right?) 
The big floppy feet are mine.  :-)

I got a survey from my congressman the other day.  One of the questions was which issue is the most important thing congress should be focusing on.  Climate change/ the environment wasn't even one of the choices.  I wrote it in big letters- adding, you know the whole clean air and water thing!  If we cannot breathe, NOTHING else matters!!!  It's a few years old, but "An Inconvenient Truth" should be required viewing for anyone with the power to make the necessary changes.  (And don't get me started on those who don't believe in climate change!)

I am grateful for:
A fantastic circle of friends.
Four of my five feral babies have found homes already!
Friends who I can count on to have my back.
A day that was good in both the garden and the sewing room!

1 comment:

  1. The flowers are so beautiful. I desperately needed to spend time quilting this spring so I have left the small gardens I have fend for themselves. My psyche needed the time with needle and thread. ... But Your gardening is helping satisfy my need for beauty.. Thanks for Sharing