Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wordless Wednesday

Niagara Falls, January, 1970 - I believe this is the only photo of my platinum blond hair that I had for one year.  Too much work.  Those sunglasses are the same ones in the July, 1973 photo I posted.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day July 2017 Edition

Welcome to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.  I have so much blooming right now I do not know where to start.  But I do know that I am not going to sit here and label every photo.  I will be happy to identify them in comments if anyone so desires.  Trying to take and edit pictures was daunting enough.  Especially since with the wild grasses blooming I am paranoid about another episode of hives.  Ick.  So, here we go starting with various daylilies:
Arriba
Oriental Ruby
Chicago Rosy  
Sing Holly
Chicago Regal
Jolyene Nichole
Frosted Vintage Ruffles
Red Cherry and Royal Flair
 Siloam Amazing Grace
Creepy Crawler

Green Flutter
Mary Todd
Sunset Sonata
Then we have some hostas:
 Christmas Tree
On Stage
Ventricosa
Blue Umbrellas

Dream Queen



















Various ground covers.  My goal is to one day not have to buy anymore mulch with ground cover filling in.
 


Northern Sea Oats which is coming up all over.  This year I will have to cut all these seed heads.
Ripening berries on viburnums.  The birds are already attacking them.

Lots of daisies blooming that haven't yet been eaten by rabbits, but these Broadway Lights in the late afternoon sun are making my day even when it rains.
Astilbe 'Visions' below
Hydrangea - a plant that has been moved around and finally started blooming last year
Quickfire hydrangea:
A garden visitor on the Quickfire:

A border of yarrow.  Another plant that loves to take over.
A quiet place with ferns:
My peaceful paradise (when no one is shooting off fireworks):

Thanks for joining me.  If you want to see what other have blooming in their gardens, head on over to May Dreams Gardens.  And thanks to Carol for hosting.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Welcome Kermit

I hear them, but I never see them.  Tree frogs, small toads, large toads - yes.  Green frogs?  Never saw one in my yard in all the years I have lived here.  But yesterday, in between rain drops, I went out to take some pictures of the flowers and this 'thing' flashed by in front of me.  What was that?  Well, it was a green frog.  And here he is.