Thursday, June 23, 2011

Scenes from Summer 2011

It's been pretty quiet around here lately...just not a whole lot to blog about, but here are some pictures worth sharing...

My butterfly mothers day present.

Bee Balm blooming the our herb bed. I'm still not use to seeing lavender beebalm. In the mountains where we go camping it's scarlet-red.

Blackberries....growing like crazy in Blake's garden spot. Since he hasn't planted a veggie garden for a couple of years, the blackberries have moved in & made themselves at home. Blake has been busy picking the mulberries & blackberries, which he'll make into jelly.

A vase full of hydrangias just says 'summer'! A friend cut these from the hydrangias planted around her house. She had enough for half a dozen bouquets!

My absolute favorite yard flower, and the loveliest smelling flower in the world, my gardenias.

VBS nonsense from Ian, Coleman and Van...AKA SuperBeans, C-Money, and SuperVan ~ defenders of VBS!! I ended up with a whole storyline/series of photos of these 3 goobers and their cape-wearing super hero antics on Facebook. So much fun!

The drink of choice on a hot summer day....or any day!

The Flamingo Flocking is back & going strong at FBCLS!

Thistle - thorny, but so pretty when you stop & really look at them. (Photo taken on a golf course my a friend using our camera.)

Sunflowers...they came up underneath the bird feeder...'planted' by the squirrels, and just too pretty to pull up.

Someone broke into my van while I was at work & stole my good totebag - which had my Sunday school literature and good bible in it. (Yes, I was parked at the church!) So I made myself a new totebag - just my little way of dealing with the stress & saying HA to the thieves.

And best of all...
my Honey-Bunny Blake...we just celebrated our 26th Anniversary.