Monday, June 27, 2016

SO MUCH FOR JUNE!

June seems like it has been a very long month to me.  I have the feeling like I have been waiting for something all month - what - I do not know!

I suppose there are many who have been waiting for something to happen in this month of June - it is traditionally a month were "things happen".

Things such as Graduations - many many high school and college students have been waiting for this month for years and years - I wish them all well in with their futures whatever path they have chosen in life.

June is "THE" month  to be a bride... I imagine there are many "June brides" who have been waiting for this month with excitement the likes of which they may never feel in their lives again.  I wish them all happy futures - may they have happy marriages and wonderful lives with the men they have chosen as their life partners.

While I can certainly be happy for these exciting June events, for me the waiting is a bit more basic.

When I start to think about what I might be waiting for - I believe my wait is for more elemental occurrences.  Like -  lettuce to be ready to eat - tomatoes on the vine, fruit to pick, beans to snap, potatoes to dig, and although I might get lucky with the lettuce, the rest will have to wait for another month.

I am however, enjoying the ever changing rotation of blossoms in my yard.  It seems just when I think I cannot possibly be more wowed by the loveliness of a particular flower, a new one unfolds, and wows me anew.

I cannot take credit for the placement nor the variety of much that is growing in my yard - someone long before me planted many of the species that grow here.  I don't know if they had a plan, or a favourite plant; I don't know where they got their plants from - but I do know that much of what is growing in my flower beds this year, is considered a wild flower by the experts.

That in itself is exciting to me - I was starting to introduce wild varieties into my garden in the city - but they were not responding with nearly the gusto that they show here.  Might be they feel at home in the country?

When we moved here last July, I had a visual quite different than the one I see now.  Last year I missed the months of May and June - with it the spring varieties that live in the soil on my property. This year I have seen it all -

Or have I?  Perhaps this is what I wait for after all...
                 
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Here are a couple of new shots from my yard, taken on the weekend

Remember the flocks and daisies of a few weeks ago?  Well the flocks are done now to be replaced with these beautiful Mullein Pinks...

Both the daisies and the pinks are a wildflower variety...


And one variety of Roses that are growing on the south side of my house... aren't they beautiful?


There are also very pale pink and a fuchsia pink varieties almost ready to bloom...

3 comments:

  1. Your flowers are gorgeous! Kyle has some nice plants growing also...just wish he wasn't so darn far away from me when I want to get my hands on them..lol

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  2. Thank You... can't take much credit for the gardens here, almost all these beauties were already here, couldn't see them for the weeds however - I will take credit for helping them thrive. Where is Kyle? We need to catch up, GF!

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  3. Kyle is in St. Anne, MB. He bought his first home and has a big back yard with flower beds and a small river in front. It is about an hour from my door to his.

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