Thursday, July 7, 2016

Loving Summertime.....

    The sun is shining this morning here in central Indiana. Not sure how long that will last, but in the mean time, I took some photos  around the yard.

 This is the back of the shop. We have a willow tree there I love for the weepy branches to hang down...but Ted has trimmed them away.
   The big blue hosta has flowered. This once was one hosta, now we have four, I spit it one year.
   This is the emerald green hosta.  It's growing bigger.
  No wind this morning, so the garden flags are hanging straight down.  I always can tell which direction the wind is blowing by watching the garden shed's flag.
  Just as all of you told me they would , my containers have filled in nicely .
  This one is almost too full. :):)  I still put those little solar lights in some of the pots.
  This one has two lights, cause one of them is a butterfly. The petunias look pink, but they are all red.
I am enjoying my summer, for the most part. The outings, the flowers, the pretty warm days.
 As you all know my son-in-law was sick thru the gathering on the 4th. He thought he had the flu, prime example of a man that won't go to the doctor. Tuesday morning, Angie insisted  he go to the dr. and he is now in the hospital with pneumonia.  He wishes he had gone sooner. He is headed in the right direction now. Thankfully.
  Summer is moving right along, so let's go outside when we can. Play with the kids ,or grandkids. Take walks and  bike rides. Live it up. Always be safe. XO

19 comments:

  1. Your plants are growing and are pretty,Susie. I love how the sun is shining down on your shop. I love Hosta, mine are growing and blooming also. Enjoy the summer,before we know, it will be fall.

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    1. Slyvia, Remember when we were all hoping for spring? and it came and went so quickly....that is how I feel summer will be ...so I am trying the soak up every single day of summer fun. I need to split that Emerald hosta...it's a great shade of green. Hope you are getting to sit outside some. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  2. Hi Susie! Oh, summer is looking beautiful at your home! I love all of your flowers! Thank you so much for popping in to see me and your kind comments on my little minis.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  3. Hi Shelia, Thank you for your comment on my flowers. I think with you making minis for a dollhouse, you need to visit Claudia at mockingbirdhillcottage.com She has a dollhouse and has just make her husband a mini studio, since he is an actor and recording artist. She has some cute things she has made herself. I love seeing yours beautiful things and hers too.Blessings, xoxo,

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  4. Lovely pictures. We have a huge weeping willow near our apt that no one has trimmed and it truly a thing of beauty. Weather is near perfect in our area of Oregon. Day temps run high 60s and low 70s.

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    1. Linda, Those are the kinds of temperatures that I love. I wish I had told my husband not to trim the long drapey branches. I love to see them swaying in the wind. Blessings to you and Bob, xoxo, Susie

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  5. Ya gotta love summer! your flowers are beautiful, I think we are going to get some much needed rain today.

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    1. Hi Linda, I am soaking up all the sweetness of summer I can. :):) Hop[e you get the rain you need. Blessings to you and yours, love you, xoxo, Susie

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  6. My goodness, I'm so sorry that your son-in-law has been so sick! I hope he feels better very soon.

    Your flowers are beautiful! We all knew they would be, Susie! Hostas are favorites of mine too, left a garden full of them in TN, wonder if they do well here, but have not seen any in yards in our neighborhood. It's palms, palms, palms. I am going to have to like palm trees!

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    1. Dewena, Mt son -in-law is like a lot of men...just will not go to the drs. Angie's sister and I tried to tell her on Sunday that he could have more than the flu since he said his chest was hurting in his side. Thankful he listened to Angie on Tuesday morning. Maybe you could try a hosta or two in a real shady area..I left some great plants when I moved here...I have driven by the old house and those people have no gardening skills at all. Kind of sad. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  7. Summer looks good at your home. Love all the flowers. Yep I would have to agree, enjoy the summer while it is here and the beauty of the flowers. It all goes way too fast.

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    1. Louise, I am really enjoying my red and white combination of flowers with pops of greenery. I do not do the same colors all the time. Hope your summer is fun for you . Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  8. Hoping your son in law is better soon and can enjoy the rest of his summer, Susie!

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    1. Thank you honey. My SIL got to come home. He was pretty dehydrated. I know my daughter felt like she had a grown baby.LOL. We are thankful he's is doing better and able to be home. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  9. I love looking at your garden. The red and white look so good. I never thought of putting a solar light in a pot. What a good idea!

    Hope your son-in-law is feeling better. I was in the hospital with pneumonia once. It's not fun. Glad that he went when he did.

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    1. Kathy, This is the first year I have done the red and white and I really like it. I have done oranges and yellows and purples. My husband bought me a couple of the dragon flies and butterfly solar lights , they change colors. I kind of like them in the pots. I really like your lights you showed us. :) MY SIL is home from the hospital now and feeling better. So thankful for that. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  10. Your flowers are so beautiful. But if I'm going to play outside, I'll have to come to your house! Too hot here to be outside! But I'm getting things done inside, so I can't complain. Sweet hugs, Diane

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  11. So sorry to hear about your son-in-law, Susie. I hope he gets better soon with the pneumonia. Your porch is filled with red and white flowers, they look so pretty. I love the patriotic flags that you have here and there.

    Have a good rest of the week, Susie.

    love, ~Sheri

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