Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It's a bit of a wet day but never the less I was outside trying to cut back some of the dogwood tree that's made up it's mind to take over the whole property.   Every year I have to do that and yet it seems to come back with a great deal of ferocity.   So, I come in more than a bit wet and decide to do another post. 

Himself arrived back home on Sunday.  He's looking a bit frail and has since been running a fever with stomach cramps.  I expect it's some kind of bug that he's picked up.  Thankfully he has a doctor appointment in a couple of days.   He's still having heart problems and can't do much without becoming very weak.  He's been told by two doctors that there isn't anything they can do about it.  Anyway, enough of that. 

I saw a grasshopper in the garden this week.  I haven't seen any for years and remember when I was a young child walking through my grandmothers garden, they'd be hopping all over the place.   I've been told it's because of the hot dry summer we've been having that they are around.   It landed on the table so I got a picture.  Very cute but probably very destructive.

The Pacific Giant Delphiniums are doing me proud this year.  They are beauties.

Friends were in the area a couple of weeks ago and dropped by for coffee.  They brought the Mexican whom I'd never met before.  What a darling.  She made herself quite a home which was a surprise to all.

The Mexican.

Everything has grown so well this year.  Unfortunately there will be no black currants.  Usually the branches are so laden down with berries that I have to tie them up but the frost hit at the worse time for them and destroyed any chance of berries. 

The Jays are here all the time with the young ones.  Such a lot of noise. 

A couple of angels in the garden.  One on a rock and one sleeping at the foot of a tree.  

                                                                              Well, I don't know what happened here but I'll continue

                                                                                on with a few pictures around the garden.

Well, this got all screwed up, lol.  Oh well!  Que sera, sera!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Raindrops On Roses

It's been a wonderful year for roses.  I've never had so many on my trees and the perfume is awesome.  So, a few pictures.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Beach and Other Stuff.

The Honeysuckle is in bloom.  This is a plant largely ignored by me until one day I go by it and wonder where the most beautiful perfume I've ever smelled is coming from.   I wish I could bottle it and carry it around with me forever.  

The weather has been lovely.  I wish this would stay forever as well.  Winter will be here soon enough....not a season I look forward too.   My daughter and grandson came for a visit last week.  It was great to see them.   One evening after supper we went down to the beach.  It's only a few minutes walk down the road, something I should take advantage of more often.

Grandson on beach.

 Around the beach.

Pretty flowers in the garden.

Two of the boys enjoying the sunny day and one sleeping baby.