beautiful weather, beautiful flowers

DH took DD and her friend to Six Flags today. They had a nice day for it. And, according to the occasional updates I’ve been getting, they are having a great time, too. I’ve certainly enjoyed a nice quiet day at home. I mowed the entire yard. Then said goodbye to my mower as it was taken off to the shop for a checkup and blade sharpening.

In the fenced garden, the bare spots where DH took out all the over zealous lemon balm need to be filled in with something new. We’ll have to ponder that.

fenced garden

bench in the fenced garden

This bee seemed deliriously happy in the hollyhock.

busy bee

The surprise lilies are popping up all over the yard. Look at all those little ones coming on. There were surprise lilies in the yard when we bought the house, but these, in the fenced garden, are from my grandmother’s yard.


The garden phlox is blooming like crazy. And it makes the garden smell so good.

garden phlox

The tallest daylily in our garden opened for the first time today. We don’t know the name of it. It’s a very late bloomer and extremely tall.

tallest daylily in the garden

east front yard

daisies and daylilies

ooo, pretty!

bench under the dogwood

bench in the front yard

Ack! What’s this?? Red sassafras leaves… You know what this means?? Before we know it, autumn will be here. ::sigh::

you know what this means???

And the little wild asters are starting to bloom, too. Another sign of fall.

purple cone flowers and asters

But I’m going to play Scarlett for now and think about that tomorrow. After all, tomorrow is another day…

While I’m not thinking about fall, why don’t you join me as I peruse Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer’s blog. Let’s see what everyone else was up to today.

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  1. Posted July 22, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

    What a beautiful garden! I love that shot of the bee – I’m a little afraid of bees, so I’m always impressed whenever anyone gets close enough to take photos of them. Nice job!

  2. Posted July 22, 2009 at 11:29 pm | Permalink

    Great shots! There are seveal spots where i could see myself curled up and enjoying a great book.

    Thanks for sharing.

    TTFN~~Claudia ♥

  3. Posted July 23, 2009 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    What a gorgeous garden. Your photos are wonderful.

  4. Posted July 23, 2009 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    Your garden looks wonderful. I especially like the 7th picture — what a lovely view of the garden.

  5. Posted July 29, 2009 at 2:28 am | Permalink

    my, you have a very gorgeous garden! i’d love sit on that bench and stare at all the beautiful flowers.

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