Thursday, June 25, 2009

You Capture - Summer

Summer may be the best time of the year but it's not easy to capture the flavor and feeling of it. I would have fared better with a baby in a onesie outside in the summer shade but the baby visiting me this week, Super Baby, is enjoying the air conditioning and watching an educational show on TV right now. So I looked about for the things I love most about summer. Several years ago, when we started taking an interest in landscaping, my goal was to have something blooming all the time. So far, it works! I love to look around and see what's blooming. Today one of the water iris appeared and some of the oriental and tiger lilies on the East side of the house made their appearance. Here are the bloomers that I just referenced:

Then there's the yarrow that I stuck in a pot a couple of years ago. I love the idea of putting perennials in pots. They come back every year and I feel like it's a brand new planter that's really versatile because I can move it wherever it's needed:
And my favorite thing about summer (not counting the magical times when the kids and grandkids visit) is my koi pond. You might be getting tired of looking at it, but I can't talk about summer without talking about my pond. It's definitely my THING!


For some really fabulous summer shots, visit Beth at Ishouldbefoldinglaundry and for the most fun, join in.

17 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful shots. I'm not tired of seeing the pond. It looks very relaxing to watch. Great job.

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  2. I think your pics are just a gorgeous as the flowers you take and koi pond. Summer for me is hot, draining, exhausting, but overall pure adrenalin racing FUN! I need a hobby? Not sure what to take up at this point in my life. My kids are grown and gone!! It's just me and the old fellar here now. Wanting some grands now, because it has been really quite for the last few years. Enough about me.

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  3. Flowers are definitely one of my favorite things of summer. Great Job.

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  4. Your garden is to die for wonderful : ) LOVE that perrenial in pots idea. Brilliant! I am going to try that! : )

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  5. Great summer shots, Mom! Your flowers always look amazing, these pictures definitley have summer written all over them!

    Amy

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  6. Wow! Beautiful captures of summer's nature!

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  7. I love your pond SO much. And your lilies? OMG. TO DIE FOR. I'm so jealous. I loved my lilies, especially my daylilies, at my old house. I think I need to plant some here.

    Great job this week!!

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  8. Oh my goodness, I can't tell you how much I love lilies, especially Tiger Lilies!

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  9. Love the flowers. They are all beautiful!

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  10. I love lilies!! And I want a pond like that...hmmm. ;o)

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  11. Love those blooms. I don't have the knack for gardening but I always love admiring flowers - in gardens and in pictures!

    Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. Mary, these are just beautiful! I especially love the koi (is that how you spell it?). A friend of mine has a koi pond, and I can never get the fish to come out anything but blurry under the water. Also, I am in awe of your flower-growing talent. Nothing seems to live under my brown thumb. Great captures!

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  13. Your garden is simply lovely. Beautiful shots! :)

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  14. Great job, Mom! I'm so excited to see the fishies in person this weekend! I think they miss me.

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