Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Tuesday View August 16

Things are slowing down, the exuberance is waning, as expected as we head towards summer’s end. At the center, the blue globe thistle (Echinops ritro) has been chopped down, the orange and red daylilies are gone, the lemon yellow daylilies (Hemerocallis ‘Hyperion’) are waning, and the spires of … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Two Vases

I have two vases to share this week, as both are smaller than my usual arrangements. The first measures approximately 5″ wide x 8″ tall. To assist in arranging, I used a vintage glass frog from my mother-in-law’s collection. I was pleased to find … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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Weekly Garden Highlights – August 12

It has been very hot and humid this week, so I’m laying low in terms of any vigorous gardening. Evenings seem to be the most tolerable time to weed and do a bit of trimming. Here are just a few of … Continue reading

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River Wading

When the days get hot, I like to take a cooling wade along the shady banks of the river behind our house. Some would call this a creek or stream, and with the lack of rain this summer, it’s lower … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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The Tuesday View August 9

This week is a fuller version of the same (compare to last week’s photo below). The abundance is remarkable. I have vases lined up all over the house! At the center, to the right of tall blue globe thistle (Echinops ritro), the orange and red daylilies are … Continue reading

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Third Blogiversary

Today, I’m celebrating my third blogiversary! Double eights are auspicious, a symbol representing infinity, so may this blog continue to expand and grow infinitely! I can’t believe how quickly the time has passed since I first nervously pressed ‘publish.’ I look back … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Teatime

This week’s arrangement uses a teapot I picked up at the Free Table at our transfer station, where all manner of goods find new owners and avoid going to the landfill. It is a great resource for the community and … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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