Monday, June 27, 2016

Virginia Visitors


Our niece Jennifer stopped for a lovely, but too short, visit from Virginia while she was back in our area to see her parents.

Her son, Dylan, will be starting kindergarten in the fall, but is already reading John Deere catalogs -- his favorite thing.

Dylan and his father, David

Sunday, June 26, 2016


Clematis climbing on the pergola

View of the perennials

Roses in front of the house along the road

Water lily pond

Friday, June 17, 2016

Meeting Day

I only have one photo from the regular meeting of the Peeps (Art Quilt People) this month, but we saw the usual good work in progress.


In the perennial garden, Millie has decided to do her sunbathing on top of the pergola.

And in the back yard, Suki tried out both her favorite bench and her favorite locust tree.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Opening Camp

Our first trip to the Adirondacks in the spring involves opening and cleaning the cabin, and Monica came with me to help with the chores.

Justin came by too.  He got the canoe in the water and took his mother for a little ride.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Cleaning up


It seems the raccoon was back last night and my smelly dryer sheets didn't work as a deterent....  Aaarrrggghhh!

The mess wasn't quite as bad this time, but he managed to dig in just about every pot.

After repotting, I'm going to try pieces of Irish Spring soap around the flowers this time.

And in the meantime, Jason is cleaning up the last of the tree stumps that were left in the pasture from the take-down of some old trees and bushes.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Edging in the gardens

The beds in the perennial garden are looking very spiffy since Monica was here to help with the weeding and Jason was here to give everything a professional edging.

You'll see in one of the pictures below that even one of the kitties was relaxing and enjoying how nice everything looks.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Red and pinks

 The pinks and reds surround our house, from the Japanese maple tree in the front, to the pink shrubbery in the back yard, and lots of pink peonies in between.


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Perennial Garden

It's springtime in the perennial gardens, and the flowers are off to a good start.