Tuesday, June 23, 2015

THE TUESDAY GARDEN

Last night when I came home from work I went outside to take down my wash.  I love hanging the clothes outside.  They smell so good.  After I finished though, I grabbed my camera to get some shots of what flowers I have out there right now.

I forgot to take a picture of my lilac bushes.  They are still alive, but in sad shape since the groundhog that lives in my yard is eating the leaves.  Every single leaf has bites out of it.  If they can just make it through this year and get a little bigger I think they will make it.  I have to get to Home Depot and get some chicken wire to put around them to protect them.

But other than that, here are some of the things out there.  My hanging baskets aren't what they once were, but they are still there.




The impatients are still OK.  That's good.


The only rose bush that is blooming.  I really have to get out there and deadhead the roses.  There's always so much to do!


 My lilies are an orange/red.

They look orange until you compare them with my next-door neighbor's orange lilies.


It was such a nice night -- not too hot, not too cold -- that I sat down at the table and just enjoyed being outside.


How pretty this planter is.  It was a good investment.


My little cat statue that I have by the back door.  When my first cat, Fluffy, passed away I was so devastated.  I bought this as a memorial to her.  Even though it's been years, I still miss that cat.  There will never be another one like her.


So much work to do in the yard.  So much work to do around the house.  But for last night I just enjoyed BEING and that's always a good thing.


Kathy

9 comments:

  1. I think we all need a 'just being' time and glad you enjoyed your beautiful yard and the flowers while doing just that. Happy Tuesday!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I agree that sometimes we just need to stop and smell the roses. In my case, literally!

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  2. I really like the lilies. I need to plant some but it's probably too late for this season.

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    1. I think it is too late. Try getting some bulbs and plant them in the fall so you get blooms next year. Don't know if you remenber the huge bed of day lilies we had on Gillespie Street when we were growing up.

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  3. Your flowers are looking good, Kathy. I know EXACTLY what you mean about losing your cat. I lost Misty several years ago and still miss her. I think there are some pets that you just bond with and it is like losing a close friend-that is what Mistycat was to me. Sounds like you know all about that. xo Diana

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    1. It was just Fluffy and me during one of the worst periods of my life -- when my Dad got cancer and died. Many times I would come home and cry into her fur. She was like my little girl and I will never have as close a bond with any other cat as I did with her.

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  4. I agree!!! There's always SO MUCH work that needs to be done in house and yard and the more you do the more you SEE that you NEED to do!! Good for you in taking a few minutes to just stop, sit and enjoy your garden!!

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    1. Linda, you got that right. Always something to do. It never ends. I am staying home from work tomorrow and hopefully will get SOMETHING done.

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  5. So beautiful! I do my "being" sometimes while I'm cooking dinner. I go to my back door & look at the
    clouds,see my plants (mostly colorful coleus) and just praise & thank the Lord for my blessings. If the food is simmering,I may step outside & feel the breeze.....sometimes even if it's windy & I feel God's power....All is good.

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