So. I was wondering how big my natural white alpaca shawl was getting. I decided to lay my red shawl on the floor and lay my white one over it to see how far I needed to go. And guess who thought I'd laid these down for him to enjoy? You guessed it.. my beloved dog Buddy. Hello.. ohhh you're da bestest baby ever!
He moved over close to me and I was able to get a shot of the shawls. Not far to go! Now.. I need your input. I have enough of the white to finish the shawl, but not the lace edging.
Should I go back to the alpaca farm and get another skein of white? OR.. should I make the lace edge in this wonderful colored alpaca? Would that look weird? Or wonderful? Please give me your input.
I was enjoying the outdoors yesterday and noted that the sedum in this little rock pot was in bloom.
The Streptocarpella is just doing fabulous.. when we got it, it had just finished a bloom and wasn't looking all that great, but with some fertilizer and steady watering it has come back and is gorgeous.
One of our unique colored geraniums is flowering.
Our new geranium is a lovely salmon orange.
The little flowers on my unusual leaved moss roses are divine, shades of orange and magenta flow together. Very pretty.
We are all enjoying the deck a lot this summer.
The garden flag has brought a lot of color and movement to the back yard, I just love it. There is my photo bomber again.
The 4th of July rose continues to bloom. :-)
I am so enjoying the Hollyhocks! I'd like more colors.
It would be fun to have several colors together.
Kristi potted my Sweet Peas into hanging baskets - which is rather brilliant as the peas can use the hanger part to climb and wrap around - she also added black bamboo stakes for them to grow on.. she harvested a whole pile of black bamboo stakes when she trimmed up our black bamboo stand.
My "Cocks Comb" has done well.. my maternal grandmother had these growing all in a row up next to the brick of the old bank building that she lived in in Oklahoma. After I downloaded this photo I noticed that it is in the shape of a heart!
I had to show you how much bigger the Brazilian Begonia is getting!
I love how nice the garden looks against the newly mowed forest floor.
The Astilbe is nearing perfection.
I had one of these in white but it did not thrive where I had it. It comes in some pretty colors.. I may need to put some others near this one.
Do you want to help me feed the fish? :-)
We set the Maidenhair Fern into the stream and so far it seems to like it's habitat. The fun part of these ferns is that they have a black stem.
Dayle's fathers Chinese lantern.. his dad had a tiny fountain in his tiny back yard and when his parents were moved into assisted living Dayle brought this lantern home. It will forever remind us of his dad. Dayle has it plugged in so it glows at night. I love how there is moss on the top of it.
Kristi got another science project for the kids to work on. It's a jar and they got to decorate the outside, layered sand and rock and then planted seeds on top. The seeds are chia and wheat and are beginning to sprout.
Buddy got a bath the other day and is looking so shiny and pretty. Don't tell him I said that.. :-)
We're still having hot weather.. in the 90s. But we're keeping cool enough with 2 AC units. Before we had those we were pretty miserable in this old farm house. I swim today.. what are you up to? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)