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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Purple Power

As I said a few posts back, my early summer garden seems to go through color phases, and we are just finishing off the "purple phase". Alliums, Irises, Chives, Jacob's Ladder, Cranesbill, Columbine, etc. etc. All in various shades of purple, bluey-purple and pinky-purple. Yep, we've got "purple power" goin' on!
And it's even spread to indoors! The orchid I bought last November is blooming again. This is the first orchid I've ever had so I'm very pleased that I have kept it going and actually coaxed a second blooming. I thought it might be years before it would bloom again... At this point there are three blooms and nine buds still to open.

Summer has finally arrived.... we are enjoying an absolutely beautiful weekend, sunny and hot. It's about time! Spring was cool and wet with many more overcast days than bright ones. I hope the weather is lovely wherever you are this weekend. Get out and soak up some Vitamin D! I'm heading to the deck with my book...

I am joining Mary at
Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.

Peace,
Linda

"Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

12 comments:

eileeninmd said...

I love the gorgeous purple blooms. So pretty, lovely mosaic and images.. Enjoy your week ahead!

Vee said...

What's the next color? Very pretty purples you've enjoyed. So glad that it is a beautiful day. It certainly was lovely here.

Jeanna said...

More awesomeness! I am so excited that your orchid is going through it's second bloom and with so many. Congratulations Linda.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are beautiful. Even though it's hot here, we took a walk at the park this morning. Felt good to get outside! Enjoy your week! Hugs!

Karen said...

Looks like you are giving that new camera a good breaking in. Gorgeous shots!

Dasha said...

Gorgeous colours in those blooms. It has been cold and very windy here these last few days (never any snow though).

Sheryl S. said...

Such a delight to see such lovely flowers.

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

What gorgeous blooms, Linda! Very hot weekend enjoyed here in the north of the province as well :)

Poppy said...

Such purple prettiness in your petals, Linda! They're all stunning!

Poppy

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Oh, your garden must be so lovely with all of the color changes. Your Iris are amazing.
Karen

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful purples Linda! You have so many blooming plants. I don't have any yet other than annuals. I need to re-think my perennials I guess. They all bloom in July it seems.

My Maine Blog said...

Hello again my Canada friend. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog yesterday and for your kind words. It's really good to be back blogging again. I love your new profile photo Linda...you look GREAT!... and the wedding photos are just beautiful. You have a very beautiful daughter and you both look so happy. Looks like it was a beautiful day filled with happiness. There's something really special about a wedding in June. Hope all is well with you and I love your flower photos...you have quite a green thumb...is there anything you can't do? Such a talent you are. Love and Hugs...Kathy

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