Monday, 30 July 2012

Weekend Update....

What a fabulous weekend at the lake....

Friday was cloudy, but with plenty of sun mixed in....

No rain out there...but I heard it rained here at
home..

Lots of swimmers....and we counted 6 ships coming from the Welland Canal...all empty...as they are sitting high in the water...


Next....all of our visitors from Nature....this georgous Yellow Tail was loving 
 the Tiger Lilies....




Mr Toad was spotted by our weekend guests....must be living in the basket by the kitchen porch...
   Large flock of Canada Geese....honking their way along....looks like Fall!! 

              This little Duck family comes along every morning....so cute!!


This weeks flower arrangement consisted of Tiger Lilies,White Yarrow, Sedum, Ribbon Grass, Pink Phlox some Golden Glow, and some Grass Heads.....




This small Hydrangea arrangement was for our dinner table, as we had 
                            weekend guests...






More Daturas to come.....and below, one is already dropping its seeds...


The Tiger Lilies are the flower of the weekend....tons everywhere....had to be
            careful cutting them....all that powder all over me!!!

                       Golden Glow are in full bloom....there was rain out there during 
                       the week........and it really helped...
                                 More Anemones....these are so delicate....
                                And the White Phlox....altho fading...has a lovely Pink Bloom!!

                                 White Rose Of Sharon.......

                                         White Hydrangea and still lots of white Cosmos...

                                 Our friends Nick and Colleen, on the beach deck with my boyfriend....just before our lovely swim....the lake is so shallow this year...and
                                 nice sandy bottom....


                  Hope you all had a great weekend.....

Long weekend coming up.....so far, it looks like a lot of rain     :o(

                   Oh well.........good for the flowers...

                             Cheers!      :o)
                                       linda

9 comments:

  1. Lots of beautiful blooms still coming in your garden. Will you leave the datura seeds and hope they grow next year? Love the sign on your beach deck.

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    1. yes....I usually try and leave some in the pot...and then try to remember the next year!!! I will pick some pods in teh fall, as long as it keeps producing...

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    1. Not really....but HUGELY cute!!

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  3. Love all your flower pictures Linda, especially the lilies. Mine are about 6 feet tall and full of blooms. I must pick a couple for the house. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Pamela...make yourself a bouquet...but watch the dark orange dust!!!

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  4. Lisa P from the Hollyhock Wall30 July 2012 at 14:06

    Hi

    Wonderful flowers to welcome friends, I can't think of anything more welcoming to come home to, no wonder the little duck family pass each day. Your gardens will attract some wonderful wildlife, Great!

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    1. Thanks Lisa....love the wildlife...but not the raccoons!!!!

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  5. Thanks for sharing such wonderful pictures. I too am enjoying my Rose of Sharon and Hygrangea bushes. Also thanks for reminding me to enjoy the wonderful pictures you posted of baby Vivian.Again congratulations Grandma

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