A Mid Summer Day’s Dream

Many of the blossoms that brightened up our garden in early summer have already faded. This time of year here there are but a bouquet full of plants still in bloom. Today I’m dreaming of the bright purples that have already grown dim and also of the vibrant yellows that are yet to come. But I am thankful for the beauty that is here now. From afar there is little color, but up close I say praise for each precious plant’s unique contribution to my backyard. As I walk through my garden I daydream about all the possibilities for this special place that God, Mother Nature and I work together to create. Here’s a peak at the magic occurring out my window today.

Foxglove

Hydrangea

The "Deep Dark Forest"

Yarrow

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Rose

Ferns

Yellow Flower

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Pink Astilbe

Mushroom


In My Garden

I love strolling through my garden this time of year to explore and discover new growth unfurling it’s beauty for the world to see. “Good morning!”, they seem to say. “Look at me!”┬áNow if only I could find a way to allow them all to bloom at the same time and to stay colorful all summer long! Here’s a peak out our window at some of the lovely blossoms and creatures we’ve been enjoying in our yard this season.

Evening Primrose

Rosebud

Bunny

Geranium Rozanne

Stepping Stones

Astilbe

Rose

Caterpillar

Clematis

Astilbe

Peony

Robin

Peony

Astilbe

Iris

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