Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Snapshots of May #3

OK - for the May Snapshots we've had Friends, Food - #3 is Flowers!

Because I like them. I'd like them even more if I could be outside and enjoy them but sadly, this has not been a very pleasant Spring going into Summer. We've had a handful of nice days since the beginning of May but, today I sit, June 17th, staring out the window at the rain, using my heater in the car, pulling an extra blanket on the bed last night and still wearing a sweater/sweatshirt. We've had the pool filled since the beginning of May and we've used it one day so far this season.

At least the cool weather prolongs the flowers - they're not dying off as fast. But there are no pic's of the veggie garden - it's pitiful. Not sure we'll get much out of it at all - nothings growing without the sun :(.

I do have some nice pic's from a couple of really nice days: Love the Tulips:


Love the blueberry hyacinths - and they spread, getting prettier each year:

Bleeding Hearts:
The ferns which spread like weeds (I have to transplant some every year as they crowd out other plants):
Planted a variety of Parrot-head tulips this year:
Helleborous (Lenten Rose - violet):
(Lenten Rose - white)
Wild carpets of flowers that show up every Spring in the Woodsy part of the property:
Going up the steps to the house - my neighbors side yard - always so pretty:
Hope you enjoyed. The wind is picking up so I'd better make sure the pool cover is secure. Maybe, just maybe, we'll have sunshine in July?

1 comment:

Susan said...

Hello! I just took a look at your beautiful photos of flowers, and you have answered a question that's been in the back of my mind for a long time. Lenten Roses! I never knew what that pretty flower was called til now. Thanks!

Your tulips, forget-me-nots, and bleeding hearts are beautiful too. Forget-me-not's are the State flower of Alaska; bleeding hearts do really well up there too!