Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sunshine Yellow

I spent yesterday afternoon with my grandson at PBS Kid's Live.  I got to see Barney perform.

Charlie enjoyed it.  I'll spare you the videos of the noise.  We also saw, Daniel Tiger, Sid the Science Kid, Super Why, Clifford and Nature Cat.  And took lots of pictures.

Once at home I decided the grass needed cutting.  Yes, I cut the grass even though I am pretty sure that is what caused the hives.  But since grass pollen season is coming to an end, I am hoping for the best.  I still am itching, but at least after using the lotion it eases up in a short time.

Closer to eight o'clock in the evening, as the sun was going down in the western sky, I looked out of the kitchen window and saw these wonderful pictures of the flowers in the late sun.  Here is a view of my kitchen windows onto the north gardens, taken early this spring for a post I never wrote.
And here are some of the flowers that opened yesterday and today in the garden.
Daylily 'Happy Returns'  I love how the sun was hitting the flower and making it look like a mini-sun.
Rocky stonecrop sedum growing by the bridge.  This plant was given to me back in the 70's by a co-worker at the hospital.  It has spread over much of the back garden.
Flowers on heliopsis.  I had four of these, but this spring only one plant emerged.  I am blaming the moles and voles for their demise.  I started these plants from seeds back when these gardens were put in around 1974.  Again, the sun is going right through them.
Oriental lily 'Connecticut Yankee'.  Last year the rabbits ate all the buds.  This year they made it.
Hosta 'Inniswood'
Daylily 'Golden Prize', which opened this morning.

And there you have it.  Sunshine yellow flowers for a day that is supposed to bring rain.

12 comments:

  1. Your grandson is adorable even from the back!

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  2. Lots of golden yellow - very summery!

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    1. Last night we finally got the rain they have been predicting for two weeks. About time. So glad I went out and took pics when I did.

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  3. So you have your own sunshine in your beautiful flowers. Love your kitchen windows. My kitchen doesn't have any windows of its own. There is no wall/door between the dining area and the kitchen though. Never heard of PBS Kids, sounds/looks fun.

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    1. Several of the neighbors who have this model home have removed one and even two of the windows to add cabinets. Despite the fact there is a 5' x 8' walk-in pantry. The garden kitchen was one of the features I really liked. PBS Kids is great. We even have a station with 24 hour kids programs.

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    2. I would have loved it too. That must be useful when you are babysitting.

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  4. I love your sunny yellow flowers and I have many of the same ones. Grand boys are the best! I have one and will double the number in a few weeks.

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  5. I keep forgetting and replying to your posts in my email. I don't think It's supposed to work that way, is it??? This is what I said: Wow! I would give my eye teeth to have those kind of windows in my kitchen!!! The older I get the more I feel I need the outdoors to come inside a little bit more.

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    1. Two sides of my house are mostly glass. I love it. I feel I can enjoy the outdoors even when my allergies are acting up.

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  6. Your grandson is so cute and looks like he loved his day. I love your kitchen counter which looks like it is right out of house beautiful. Mine does not look like that:) Big windows which must be great to look over your garden. Love all the yellows in your garden and glad Peter Rabbit didn't eat your plant

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    1. Peter rabbit and relatives ARE eating plants. And two of them were mating in the yard next door.

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