We have a perennial in our garden that chose us, we didn't plant them, but I adore them. Rose Campion. I mean look at that flower! The color is aMAYzing! They have dusty green foliage which really shows off the flower color.
Our grandsons stayed with us for a week. We enjoying having them and they enjoyed unlimited high-speed wifi. :-) They also did a lot of chores for us to earn spending $$ and that was another win-win for all of us. Our son Travis came to pick them up on Sunday afternoon. To celebrate our week with them we had a fire and we roasted marshmallows and made s'mores.
The boys went over to our stand of black bamboo and cut themselves a roasting stick and even got to use a sharp knife to make the point. I handed out marshmallows and prepared the graham crackers and Hershey bars for when their marshmallows were toasted and hot. Here is Hayden enjoying his s'more.
I helped the boys get theirs going and then toasted some of my own. Here is my ooey gooey treat.
Have you ever made s'mores? Do tell.
The aftermath. We even have enough makings left to have another s'mores roast.
Caleb made one and decided he needed a leftover hamburger for dessert. LOL!
After the boys left we sat out by the fire and Mocha sat on her dad's lap.
Dayle picked me a new bouquet of Double Delight roses. They are the most fragrant rose I've ever smelled.
My little pot of African Violets is covered with flowers, I was in the kitchen and looked at them and the sunlight was making them actually sparkle!
The 4th of July rose is covered with blossoms right now.
It's fun to have a rose that matches your house so well. :-)
Kristi gave us the Angel's Trumpet and it's covered with buds. Neat, huh?
I must say, our salad garden is thriving!
Parsley, leaf and head lettuce and onions.
Look at the potatoes! The beans and peas are not growing as fast as the taters.
The spinach is also doing well and the zucchini is finally taking off, now I'll be watching for the first flowers and baby zukes.
Here are a few of the new flowers we got at the nursery the other day. Lantana, this is the pastel colored one.
This is another color variety, more yellow, orange and red.
Our big fragrant pink rose.
We picked some lettuce and one radish for our salad dinner. I'm amazed how fast the radishes have grown to edible size from the seeds I started in the kitchen. :-)
While I was tearing lettuce and slicing the radish for the salad, Dayle took some frozen prawns, defrosted them in hot water, peeled and took the tail off and sauteed them in butter and a clove of minced fresh garlic. Some grated Tillamook cheddar cheese, fresh ground pepper and VOILA! A meal fit for a king!
Mocha has claimed the guest chair as hers. I assume since we both have our own chair, she wanted to have one. :-)
A different vantage point of the dining room from the bottom of the stairs.
A snap of one of our flock of Goldfinches that inhabit our feeders. We love how colorful they are, their flight habits of zooming about and their song.
I saw a pair of Cedar Waxwings in the Japanese maple tree a few days ago and tried to sneak into the house to get my big Lumix camera but by the time I got a new battery in it and went back out they were long gone. So, this is a photo of one I got last year. I actually love the colors and composition of this photo. See the little pink seed pod? And you can see a sliver of the yellow on the bird's wing tips.
I want to thank those of you who left a heartfelt comment on my last blog post. It meant a lot to me. You give me hope as you are all good people and raised your kids to be good. Spread Love, Not Hate!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)