Wednesday, June 22, 2011

water drops keep falling on my head....

Remember, the old song?

"Rain drops keep falling on my head"

We were ever so glad to see
 the clouds & rain yesterday.

The above tool "friend" has become so dear to me.
It is just one of the many things which has taken me away from
the keyboard the past weeks.

The hibiscus enjoyed the refreshment.
This bloom opened this morning.

The stone pots on the deck have been filled
 with sun loving plants and are showing their colors brightly.

A close-up view of the marigolds with raindrops on the petals. 

Yellow by the way is my favorite color. :)

These salmon colored geraniums along with white ones
fill the window box outside the dining room window.
Such enjoyment to see through the window.

You can see a snip-it of the window box from this view.

It's amazing, how Our Creator's water satisfies them
so much better than the water from my water hose.

My husband & I planted a herb pot.
This is our first year to plant herbs.
We are enjoying the mint, lavender, rosemary
and the other herbs.  I added a little color with the
marigolds and ivy in the front.
  The ivy has not begun to
trail down the side.
  But, will add a nice touch when it does.

I know!  I must prune or get busy cooking!
One of the two, because the herb pot has gone wild!

A hanging basket which hangs from the gazebo.

I have planted eight hydrangeas in the back of the house.
(with help from son & sweetheart)
This bloom held on for sooooo long. 
I had to share my bargain!

The nursery had the 3 gallon pots marked down to $5.
They were not sure of the colors, two had pink blooms.
I can't wait to see what the others will do.
  But, who knows - depends on the soil!
So I'm so excited about having fresh flowers on the table,
as well as drying a few.  

I have enjoyed a few breaks out on the deck.
But, our summer has been quite busy,
with sports for the youngest,
company & watering!

Hope you are enjoying the summer!


Julie Harward said...

That all looks and sounds so wonderful..what a pretty bunch of flowers. I can see why you are enjoying it! :D

Anonymous said...

Hello Karen, It's so nice to get an update from you! Your potted plants are gorgeous; I have never had success with container growing! Your deck looks like a lovely place to take a well-deserved break. Don't you just love the fragrance of a pot full of herbs?

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh what a wonderful and relaxing post...I just want to go pour a glass of ice tea and come back and relive the photos...great pictures...and what a wonderful way to enjoy your summer. I can't think of a better way.

mississippi artist said...

The rain was wonderful! I was so tired of dragging water hoses! Our city water turns every thing yellow anyway-too much clorine I guess!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I have enjoyed seeing your flowers.The beauty they give is so welcome..

sell car said...

I also plannted so many herbs in my garden. Planning to plant mint, lavender, rosemary and the other herbs. These are beautiful flowers collection.

Debbie said...

It's nice to see you post, Karen! I think your pictures are wonderful and totally agree that God's watering far surpasses ours.

S. Etole said...

your photos are so welcoming ...

Ferree Bowman Hardy said...

Everything's so pretty! You really have a loving touch.

printed golf balls said...

These all are looks and sounds so wonderful. What a pretty bunch of flowers you shared with us. Your potted plants also are gorgeous, I have never had success with container growing.