Monday, July 14, 2008

Mondays musings!

Yes, Mr. Maximus finally left the house. I feel much better now. I spent most of the week-end down at the other house helping the Hubby do some more painting and I also worked out in the yard there too. My Coneflowers are so lovely right now. And below is a pic of one of my tiger Lily's. I Love the fiery color of those hardy Lily's.

Next is close up of one of my Cosmos. These are amazing flowers. They re-seed and come back thicker every year. By the end of August they are awesome too see. They get up over 6 ft tall and just so thick and full. I have a patch right by the road at the other house and several times people driving by would stop in the middle of the road when I was outside and ask me what they were and how they could get some of them. I generously gave seeds out as I do Love to share the beauty.
Another patch of the Coneflowers.
I was wanting to play with my camera and try some new shots. This is a silhouette shot of the cones. Love the blue sky behind them, just wish the wires weren't in the picture too.
OH,,,Look,,,its the little Brat Terrier, Lady, and she is trying to smell the Cones, she didn't know that they don't have a fragrance, they are just there for the pleasure of looking at them.
We grilled out Saturday night and right after we got the steaks cooked it started to storm. We got some nice rain all night and part of the day on Sunday. I woke up to some wet streets and every thing just looked so green and happy.
I hope every one had a wonderful week-end!!!


JessInFocus said...

Glad you are feeling better!

Wonderful flowers. We were very happy about our rain. Not only did we not need to water the plants, but we also didn't have to put water in our pool again.

Jeanie said...

Adieu, Maximus! I am so pleased he has parted!

Gorgeous garden, beautiful flowers and lovely photos. Very nice, Bethie!

Rosa said...

Yay, rain!!! Love your flures! So pretty. Glad you're feeling better!

PEA said...

Great news that you finally got rid of that nasty Mr. Maximus! hehe Oh Beth, I just love all your flowers!! My Coneflowers haven't bloomed yet, neither have my Shasta Daisies...I also planted some Black Eyed Susans which haven't bloomed yet as well. I had bought some pink Cosmos last year but had planted them in a planter and they were thrown away by mistake in the Fall...will have to buy more since I think they're such pretty flowers. I need more room to plant all the flowers I want! lol Glad you had that much needed was cool here today but the sun was shining in full force:-) xoxo

Lisa "Oceandreamer" S. said...

Oh to have blooms right outside my window to love and adore. I need a landscaper, I'm afraid I do NOT have a green thumb. sad isn't it?
I'm so glad Maximus has left the building! Summer colds are the worst!
I had a visitor in another part of the anatomy and so glad THAT'S gone now!!
How is your Mom doing?
Thinking of you!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Beth!
Thanks so much for stopping by and entering my giveaway! I love your coneflowers and your new front garden area. The garden arch is so cute!
Hugs, Sherry

jet1960 said...

Your photos of the flowers are beautiful! We were glad to get some good rain showers recently, too. The garden really needed it. Glad you are feeling better!

BTW, did you get my email about the book for your friend, that I would be glad to work in it.