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"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --Albert Einstein
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Monday, June 7, 2010

it's all good ...

oh, hi ... i am not maimed or otherwise incapacitated ... thank you if you expressed
concern about how the bike ride had gone ... well, the truth is we never went ... our
memorial day plans were altered by two huge thunderstorms that rolled in ... and
ruined my peonies ... still mad about that ... i haven't been doing much of anything,
that is why i haven't had a new post up ... still doing nothing ... most of my time has
been spent trying to de~weed my flower beds ... the poor things have suffered from
neglect the last two years ... and i am trying like anything to summon the joy i once
felt while playing in my flower beds ... here are a few things blooming here now ...


"dianthus" ideal series ... love the ruffled petal edge ...




"geranium macrorrhizum" ... dirty petals ... how embarrassing ...




another "dianthus" ... the petals look like they are made of velvet ... so pretty ...




sunny, yellow "viola" ...



"dianthus doris" ... these girls smell heavenly ...




and "viola tricolor" ... so sweet ...



thank you for stopping over ... tell me what is blooming for you right now ...

35 comments:

LuLu Kellogg said...

Hi Lori!

I am trying to catch up on my Blog visiting since my pneumonia is almost gone (thank heavens)!

Your flowers are beautiful!

Wishing you a lovely week,
LuLu♥

Lisa said...

Gorgeous flowers. Sorry about the bike ride. Thanks for sharing your garden with us.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Hi Lori, Your pictures of your flowers are sooo pretty. I weeded a lot too this year and now I have a very itchy case of poisen ivy! Who knew such a pretty garden could be invaded by such a horrible plant:)I searched my garden to see if I could find out where it was but I must have pulled it all out:) I guess I will have to learn how to use gloves.
~Debra
Blog; Capers of the vintage vixens

Elyse said...

hi lori,

i barely know the names of anything that flowers but i can tell you that our tiger lilies are beginning to bloom and big clusters of spiderwort (who named that?) are, too. the rest are nameless but i am trying to keep them from wilting!

xo
elyse

debi said...

Lori, happy to 'see' you again. Your flowers are so pretty!
I finally have roses that are blooming...I was beginning to wonder. But, I really need to get out and weed. *shudder*

Claudia said...

I don't know! My husband, despite my nagging, has yet to update me on the state of the garden.

Your flowers are so pretty - love the velvety dianthus.

xo
Claudia

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Gorgeous flowers and pictures! You're a Master of All Trades aren't you?!

Jill

Andrea said...

Oh my, your peonies were ruined?!!I have been stealing( I mean given) peonies from my sweet neighbor who has about 8 huge bushes full!

Fete et Fleur said...

Oh, Lori,

Such beautiful blooms. I love that velvety texture.

Hugs!
Nancy

Jeanne said...

Such gorgeous flowers and beautiful photography too!
Sorry to hear that your bike ride was rained out. Are you happy or sad that you had to put it on hold?
xo
jeanne

paperbird said...

Hello Lori- I'm glad that you are not maimed or other wise inflicted- I did miss you but I know how much time it takes to weed a neglected garden because that's what I have been doing!!!! I'm pretty mad at myself for letting it get out of control -anyway your flowers are very pretty. My snowball tree is blooming like mad- I've been giving all my friends a lovely bouquet of them. Happy weeding :)

vivian said...

hi Lori! I feel like I havent visited with you in forever. I did miss your last post somehow.. and what a pretty doll.
We had a storm here this weekend that beat the heck out of all my flowers too! But I did notice tonight that they are starting to feel better. YOur flowers are lovely. I really love flowers and the idea of having gorgeous gardens, but the truth of the matter is that I really dont like to garden. id rather do something else!
I hope you have a great week!
hugs
viv

Jan said...

Glad you're getting some time to find joy in your flower beds! The last 2 years I've really let mine slip, too! I must say I have been trying to get some weeding in and my lillies and daisy's are going wild! So pretty! I enjoyed my walk in your garden!

chasity said...

your dianthus are beautiful....especially the pale pink. love that one!

i have hydrangeas in bloom right now that are heavenly.

i'm getting ready for lots of daylilies to pop!

have fun in the garden~
chas

btw...i will adopt you for the summer but that doesn't mean you get out of weeding here either :)

Auntie Cake said...

Loads of beauties blooming in your garden! I have been weeding like a maniac also, I look at it as working on my farmers tan.

Total bummer about the bike ride. Glad you didn't mow down your son, it would be a shame after he just took the ACT and all! Hopefully that went well for him. My daughter is taking it Saturday, I wish I wasn't so nervous (and that maybe she was a tad bit nervous!!!)
Hope you get that bike ride in this week!
Kate

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Hi Lori! Your flowers are so pretty!! Makes me miss my mom's garden!
Michelle

Linda said...

Lovely photos, Lori~ I especially love the dianthus!

Marianne@Songbird said...

I have that seem geranium! It is growing like a weed in my frontgarden. And my Dianthus (don't know the variation by heart) have just been planted this year, so no blooms yet.
Good luck with the weeds! I am fighting the same war over here.

❦TattingChic said...

Hi Lori! I love the flowers in your post! Oh and I LOVE LoVe love the little round pillow in your header even more! It's adorable!
(((Hugs)))
~TattingChic ♥

LiLi M. said...

Too bad for the peonies. I don't have them in my garden anymore. In my experience it is always going like this: they grow beautifully and fast and before you know it they start blooming and you are over the top with hapiness until...it starts to rain. In our climate when it rains in summer it pours! So all your lovely peonies are on the ground :-(
Now I buy them on the market. When it is full season they are awfully cheap over here and I don't have to hate the rain nor the plants. VoilĂ  everybody happy, especially the man who sells the peonies! Enjoy your other flowers, they seem to be able to face a storm or two!

Dorthe said...

Beautifull photoes, and flowers, I am special taken with the geraniums, so wonderfull.
xo Dorthe

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Such wonderful flower photos, you've got such lovely plants in your garden. I know how heartbreaking it is to have your peonies dashed by heavy rain - I think it will happen today over here in the UK so I'll be out there in a minute, in the rain trying to capture them before they are gone for another year :)

Alison said...

Pretty flowers. Have fun in the garden
Alison

Debby said...

Well pooh!!!! Sorry about the bike ride. The photos of your flowers are just beautiful.
Debby

Andrea said...

Thank you for your prayers, encouragement, and support.
Blessings,
andrea

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Lori, that photo of your doris dianthus is too beautiful - just love it! So sorry your peonies were ruined (and your bike ride). I have a few peony blooms, pink daisies, my hardy geraniums, and some roses blooming now.

Zuzu said...

Very pretty! I love seeing all your flowers' sweet faces - even the dirty ones! :)
Blooming here now - Fairy Slipper Orchids, Northern Fairy Candelabra, & tiny yellow daisies. The wildflowers here really start showing off in July.
Hope you have a happy week, Lori!
Zuzu

Elly-My Everyday Things said...

Ha, glad to hear from you, hey, hey! Sorry to hear about the thunderstorms, that's not zo nice.
Your flowers look so pretty! In our garden only the annuals are full in bloom, for the rest it's just a jungle! But we're working on it!
Have a lovely week!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Lori, I love your beautiful flowers... it is alaways fun to garden this time of the year. There is just something about digging in the dirt!

xoxo

Attic Charm said...

Oh my goodness girl, your pictures are stunning! I haven't done any new planting this year, am trying to convince myself to chalk this year up to catching up on much needed maintenance just like you. You've inspired me to get out there with my camera though and enjoy - it all goes by too fast -

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

your flowers are beautiful! They certainly don't look neglected Lori!

Kelly said...

Your dianthus are lovely and I bet that they smell heavenly! I just love their sweet, clove-y scent! I'm also growing Johnny jump-ups on our windowsill and was surprised to discover the other day that they have a pleasant, if faint fragrance. Hope that yours do as well!

~ Kelly

Boxwood Cottage said...

These flower shots are simply gorgeous Lori!
Wishing you a merry month of June!
xoxo~ Carola

Lee said...

I can't seem to get any gardening done either- and I love to garden. Just so darned overwhelming!! I really want to put bulbs in this fall, though.

Terra said...

The flower photos are sensational, did you take the photos? Very pretty.

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