Happy Monday!

So excited about my giant Dahlias.

So excited about my giant Dahlias.

Hello Everyone! I hope you had a fun weekend. I had a nice time with my family.  I am still trying to heal my left foot so we had to skip the beach this weekend. This makes me a little sad since fall and school are fast approaching and that means beach days are over.

Today I am going to get some x-rays taken of my foot to see if it can help us determine the best path to healing.  I believe it is one of those things that time off of my foot will really speed up the healing process. But it is really difficult for me who is pretty active.

My picture today was taken this weekend of my giant Dahlias. I planted them at this location this summer and it has made all the difference.  I had Leao take this photo to show my father-in-law.  This was my first year that I saved the bulbs and replanted.  I never do that and now I am definitely going to do it every year. I am enjoying seeing them surround my deck while I put my bum foot up to rest.

Have a blessed day!


IN THE GARDEN – update

A pleasant surprise despite such harsh weather.

A pleasant surprise despite such harsh weather.

This has been a strange gardening season. For weeks the weather has been oppressively hot and humid and I just haven’t been able to care for the plants the way I normally do. I have been trying to keep things watered but the weeds have had free reign.  So I am having to put my perfectionism aside and just be.

The rose bush photo makes me smile I planted it two years ago and it was not looking good last year and this year it has announced itself. I love how straight and upright it is. Some of my other roses are more lanky.

My Bee balm in my veggie garden

My Bee balm in my veggie garden

I love looking at my bee balm. It continues to grow and I don’t mind. I have two other veggie garden raised beds and I love catching hummingbirds and bees on them. They are so tall and vibrant. They just make me smile.  In the back is an old plant called false sunflower.  I also planted some sunflower seeds late so we will see if I can get them going.

My dahlias are just starting to update and I will photograph them soon.

Happy gardening!


Photos from my garden – 1

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

 – Buddha


Purple Irises in my garden

This is a picture taken in my garden after a rainfall. I love to capture raindrops on my flowers.  It looks amazing and makes me look like a better photographer than I am.

Rain…It’s finally raining!!!


I can’t believe I could be so excited about rain but after the winter with very little snow and the spring with no rain, as an avid gardener, this is a sight for sore eyes. All the shrubs and plants are sighing with joy right now. Nothing is drooping anymore.



There is something special about rain on the plants that is so much fun to capture. I love to see all the raindrops clinging to the flowers. I am the crazy lady that runs out after the rain and takes pictures of my plants.


I hope you enjoy seeing these photos I took today after our oh so welcome rain showers. I would love to see your pictures.


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