Saturday, June 30, 2012

Red Work

Day 11
I love the way red work looks on my
July coffee table.


Day 10

I love clouds.
Even clouds that do not bring rain.
I love the way they block the sun on hot summer days.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tiger Lilies

Day 9

I love the Tiger Lilies.
They are happily blooming, with out extra watering,
and it is 106.7 degrees!
Such amazing flowers!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Eastern Tailed Blue Butterflies

Day 7

I love watching butterflies.
The Eastern Tailed Blues do not seem to mind the heat.

They are tiny and amazing.

Queen's Anne Lace

Day 6

The Black Swallowtail found the
 Queen Anne's Lace in front of my potting up table.
She laid her eggs.

After many years I finally 
have the Queen Anne's Lace
right where I want them in the gardens.

It is my favorite Summer wildflower!
Black likes it too.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Common Wood Nymph

Day 4

It was a cool and cloudy morning.
We were outside transplanting marigolds when
we saw a Common Wood Nymph
 fly into the Queen's Anne Lace.

We put our tools down. She is new to our backyard.
Only one brood a year.
They fly from June through September.
They are Summer butterflies.
We fell in love.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Day 2

I stood in a morning rain shower and watched the raindrops

wash the Morning Glories.
My face was refreshed by the morning rain.
I love summer rain.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Last summer my friend became despondent.
Day after day of heat and no rain took its toll on her.
She wanted to fold up her gardens and put them away until Autumn. I understood.

Yet there were some aspects of summer I loved.
Once I began thinking about all my loves of summer
I realized I easily could name 95 loves, one for each day of the summer season. I made a list. I bought a journal.

 Today, on Summer Solstice, I shall begin sharing with you
 the 95 different aspects I love about Summer.

Day 1.
I love sunflowers.

To celebrate Summer 2012,
I have planted a sunflower garden.
I am growing lots of different sunflowers.

I am learning all I can about this most amazing plant.

I decorate with sunflowers in August but this year
I am decorating with sunflowers all summer!
 I hope to have sunflowers for my vases
and to dry for winter use.

I shall always have a sunflower garden now.

I want to frame a couple of photographs.

I have a three ring binder set up to record my sunflower
2012 experience.
I am listening to the sunflowers.

Happy Summer Solstice.
Happy falling in love with Summer.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Owen's Day

February 28, 1998
June 17, 2002

Love is real.
Not fade away.

Ten years later.
Love is always.

We remember.

Sunday, June 10, 2012


I love Sunflowers

and Roses.

I love the color yellow.