Sunday’s Blooms – May 29, 2016

 

In Michigan, we’ve had summer like temps but little to no rain. As a result, the garden is growing quickly, everyday yielding new blooms. This morning I was thrilled to see even more blooms in the garden, including my Dwarf Korean Lilac.

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Much to my surprise, under the lilac bush, I found two of the feral kittens born about seven weeks ago on our porch.  I imagine that the fragrance of the lilacs is relaxing for them.

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Clematis, one of three varieties I have around the garden
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This first of many Clematis blossoms to come
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The first of my poppies!

Lots of shades of purple and yellow abound.

As I strolled around this morning, I found several “volunteers” that I didn’t plant but am happy to see all the same. ¬†My rule is, if it’s growing in a crack but it’s a flower, vegetable or herb – leave it be!

59 Candles, 59 Things – part forty five

Fifty third thing: ¬†This entry in the “59 Candles, 59 Things series features¬†my love of photography.

I’ve never taken lessons. In recent years, my Nikon remains¬†at home in favor of¬†my iphone ¬†camera for still and video photography. Capturing special moments¬†while Spence and I travel,¬†my beautiful blooming garden, our¬†adorable Tipper and¬†Biscotti as well as photographing food I’ve prepared or ordered out is fun for me. ¬†The easy editing tools allow me to enhance my best shots, create lasting¬†memories and gather content for my blog. ¬†For me, photography is¬†fun and it makes me happy.

Here are a few of my personal favorite photos:

This series, “59 Candles, 59 Things” was started almost one year ago to celebrate my 59th birthday and highlight some of the many things that make me happy. ¬†For more, look under categories for “59 Things”. ¬†I hope you’ll enjoy the series and think about what makes you happy too!

I ‚̧ԳŹ Hydrangeas!

Spence and I went to the local greenhouse today in search of a replacement birdbath and mulch. While we didn’t see a birdbath that we loved, I bought the mulch while Spence bought me this gorgeous hydrangea. 

  
  
    

Spence also purchased this little flowering cactus on the left, full of white blossoms. 

 
We also got this little Pocketbook plant, named for the flowers that look like little handbags. 

And with my first greenhouse purchase behind me, so it begins…..