Tuesday, July 13, 2010


The lilies are trumpets. They are festooning the garden with bold color and they are abundant!

And even though the dirt in our garden is a bit sandy and dry, the snaps are finally sturdy.

The sweet pea seeds, planted in February, are independent and pink!

Petunias color the fairy garden

More yarn. I shall learn to ripple. I have a new hook. I will. I will. If I can't get it, Tina will fly over from Scotland and help me, I think.

More stickers. I love stickers. I am going to save up some pocket money for wall stickers. I found two tulips and a huge bossy-looking sunflower at the craft store yesterday.

Two little paper dolls, drawn and stuck to the wall.

Sam and I used Photo Booth to take a picture of ourselves

Sam brought her fairy doll to Granny's house

She had a few quiet snoozes in Granny's crib

And I've been singing. These old Young Life song books are tucked between books in book shelves all over our house. We used to hand them to teenagers so many years ago. Bill would play his banjo to accompany them (we couldn't afford a guitar, that came later) and they'd sing sweetly, even though my singing voice is less than melodious. I have been leafing through the Psalms and remembering all the songs that have been in my heart for over thirty years.
I'm off to the yarn store (it was closed yesterday) for a last soft skein of wool for my shawl. It's almost finished and a new Hazel disk came yesterday. It's going to be over 100 degrees today. Lots of lemonade and ice cream are in order. I'd like to stop summer right now. Pause her a bit. She's so pretty.


Gumbo Lily said...

Lily beauties! I have them too and they are so spectacular that I can hardly believe they live at my house. Love the Grammy-Sammy pic!!

Have fun knitting this hot day.


Sherry from Alabama said...

What a beautiful post! I love your new blog background. It's so happy and colorful!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

GretchenJoanna said...

I enjoy looking at your lilies because almost all the new bulbs I planted got munched away by snails :-( while I was not being constantly willing....
but my tiger lily is going to bloom soon!

Anonymous said...

Hooray! You're going to be rippling with rainbow colours!! Pom Pom, if I could fly over to see you I surely would! What fun we could have together! :) xxx

April said...

Sam looks like she's smiling while she's sleeping. Cute! Lemonade sounds perfect! The kids are getting excited for their sleepover at Granny's!

Bradley Maston said...

Johanne's wonderful younglife songs! I still keep a copy at home and one at the office. what a great treasure! xoxo brad


What a sweet picture of you and Sam. :)
Thanks for sharing your lovely flowers with us too.

libbyquilter said...

love the "trumpets" as well as the other beautiful flowers in your summertime garden.

hope the day is turning out as beautifully as it started for you.


The dB family said...

Samantha looks like she has her grandma's beautiful eyes! What a fun photo of the two of you! I wish we could visit over coffee or tea together. I know we would have no end of things we would talk about.

Blessings to you Dear One!

wayside wanderer said...

I was thinking Sam look like you, too. You are both have such pretty coloring.

What blend of yarn do you like best? Do you buy from a specialized store? I am only just now learning about such things. I love the colors you have picked.

And I agree about pausing summer. I don't want it to end.

Hugs from Texas,

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I used to have a yard full of lilies. They were such a treat! And I've always wanted sweet peas. Next year.
Thanks for the inspiring pictures and your inspiring self.


Vicki said...

Hello, dear friend,
Your garden is bursting with beauty. I have often pondered if I could only have a few flowers in my garden, which would I choose? Roses, of course, but a close second would be day lilies. Love their bright and happy colors. I see a resemblance between you and your Sam. She is a cutie pie!! Aren't our grandchildren wonderful? Enjoy your summer and get completely refreshed. Your teacher's heart needs it. Sending love and hugs to you~ Vicki

Heart Felt said...

I adore lilies....my favorite. Beautiful wee Sam ~ what a sweet heart. xx

åslaug abigail said...

Wow, is that Sam? She is so big. Time is flying, isn't it? She looks like she LIKES her grammy, though. And she looks CONTENT.
LOVE to you!