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Monday, June 29, 2015

On the Edge... and in the Garden....



We're on the edge... of summer! Technically summer arrived over a week ago. On the calendar. But we're still waiting for "summer weather." Summer temps... sunshine... you know, the lazy hazy crazy days of summer... We're waiting...   on the edge..    the brink..   the cusp...  But we continue to have overcast grey days, and lots of rain. After the winter we had, and the long cool spring, I was really hoping for a nice summer. Still waiting... Could someone please check and see if Mother Nature got the memo that summer started a week ago...?


This is how things look around the hosta garden today. Yup, lots of water drops...











My large hosta bed across the front of the house is one of my favourite "subjects" especially after a rain (or maybe I should say days of rain...?) Anyway, they were covered in water droplets today. The droplets are like beads scattered, and roll as easily as beads of mercury... I can imagine the fairies, bowling with them...







With all the rain we've had, plants are growing at an amazing rate, and buds are sprouting up earlier than usual. Many hostas are already budding, as are the echinacea, filipendula and many others.








Up next, On My Bookshelf...

Peace,
Linda

God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done.  (Okay, the housework is done! Bring on the sun....)

9 comments:

Jennifer said...

Loving all those gorgeous shades of green!!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Oh gosh, at least northern Indiana is not the only place with this crappy cloudy, rainy weather when it's supposed to be Sunny and 80. I can't say it makes me feel any better that I am not suffering alone. I just heard our weather forecast that sunny and dry is on it's way so I'll send it on to you. Our garden is a jungle complete with millions of mosquitoes.
xx, Carol

Vee said...

Hope that it is there today! The sun that is... I was just having this discussion with Pam G. We have been told thst because of the jet stream we are in a cooler and wetter than normal summer. Oh joy unspeakable.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I find it interesting that we're so far apart yet having the same weather. People that were expecting a hot summer at the cottage are sorely disappointed, so far at least. Having an A/C may be a thing of the past, I think we only used it once or twice last year mainly for the humidity. Times are changing for sure but as you say, our plants love the rain - most of them anyway.
I like the collection of hostas you shared Linda, mine has been growing this year, especially with a host grower just north of us.
Have a great Canada Day!

Jeanna said...

I would happily exchange some of our heat, humidity and sun for some your rain. The hostas look lovely!!! It amazes me how they survive those snowy and cold winters.

GailM. said...

Love all your beautiful hosta pictures Linda. I'm checking in from beautiful Iceland. We were so lucky to get our hotel room early as in 6am. Our first tour leaves in a couple of hours. The landscape is so different. Tundra, mountains, and lupin-like blue flowers everywhere. Not sure what to hey are, but I'll find out.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the water droplets on the hosta leaves. The only good thing about all the rain we've had is the lushness of the landscape. I've also noticed some early bloomers in the garden. It sounds like more summery weather coming Thursday afternoon through Sunday.....after a rainy evening and night for Canada Day. :( Happy Day to you Linda.

Donna said...

Lovely photographs! Bravo on these compositions!!!

Anonymous said...

We had a few nice summer days! These photos are absolutely gorgeous, as is your header!

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