17 June 2013

Scraps in the Scrapbook of My Life

The sky is fascinating today...
it seems to be changing constantly.
I am SO tempted to drive up to my favorite hiding place on the mountain...
but that will have to wait because today is taiyaki day.
 
 
We've been trying to get some things done in the garden recently.
Yesterday my DH spent hours in the main garden (which isn't much of a garden),
mowing the weeds down till it looked awesome!
I only wish our drain field was located elsewhere because I have dreams of having a
raised bed potager garden like this one there...
 
 
One of the things we're been doing
(we being my best friend and I, but mostly my best friend)
is spreading mulch--a yearly chore,
chopping down a tree
(yep--just us women folk),
pruning and trying to get the wildflower garden weeded.
 
 
One thing that is doing awesome is our lavender--
we have about 10 plants (mostly culinary) and I wouldn't mind planting
more because I love it that much!
The bees seem to love it too:)
Speaking of wild things...it seems like we are getting more of the colorful butterflies this year..
I have spotted red ones and a yellow one.
Butterflies bring sweet memories of my grandma...
I miss her.
 
 
A bit closer view of one of the flowers in the wildflower/perennial beds.
Since I am not watching my dad right now --
he fractured his ankle while on vacation and I don't have the physical strength to pivot or lift him--
I am trying to get up earlier and get more done.
It is starting to pay off...
but there is SO much left to do--
isn't that always the case?
BTW--prayers for my dad would be appreciated.
Actually prayers for all of our family would be appreciated right now...
 
 
The roses are looking great this year...
no deer munching on them yet:)
 
 
Another thing I am really enjoying are the daylilies by our upper pond...
SO beautiful no matter the weather!
 
 
And last, but not least,
a recent visitor to our place...
she brought her beautiful sister too!!
LOVE those little gals:)
 
So what do the pages in the scrapbook of your life look like lately?
Blessings,
Aimee
 
 
Wish me luck with my taiyaki....
it's my first time:)
 

14 comments:

Linda W. said...

Beautiful flowers! And a cute little visitor too. I'm thinking good thoughts for your Dad.

aimee said...

Thank you Linda, and thank you also for the good thoughts:)
Blessings,
Aimee

Betsy said...

Praying righr now and I've added your family to my list. I'm spending much of my time at the lake enjoing the lazy pace.
Blessings,
Betsy

aimee said...

Thank you so much Betsy for the prayers! Enjoy your time in paradise:)
Blessings, Aimee

Sam said...

Wow, you have a great garden! Thanks for visiting my bloggie again. You were wondering if a "cool coat" would help your little one, well here's a link to a manufacturer/seller in Oregon http://www.ruffwear.com/Swamp-Cooler-Dog-Cooling-Vest-Sun-Protection-Prevents-Canine-Heat-Exhaustion-from-Ruffwear?sc=2&category=12

My dad said that he's like you except he starts to melt around 75 degrees and it's always warmer and stuffier in the house too.

aimee said...

@Sam~
Thank you--we really like it! Thank you SO much for the link -- they say that double coats keep dogs cool in summer but I wonder...
Tell your dad that I begin melting at about the same temp as him (or sometimes even lower)...but above 90°--well it isn't a pretty picture:)
Have a great day Sam--and thank you for making me smile as often as you do!
Blessings,
Aimee

Terri said...

Prayers sent- beautiful flowers and of course the last shot wins the day- what a cutie!

aimee said...

@Terri~
Thank you for the prayers--they are much needed right now. Yea, I am a little partial to that last shot too--thanks:)
Blessings,
Aimee

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

You have such beautiful flowers! I just have one more row of corn to plant and I'm done getting my garden in. I'm praying for your dad and your family. It is so hard when something like that happens. Take care!

by Teresa said...

Wonderful photos.. but that last one of your little one was just sweet as pie. Lucky you. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Willow said...

Such pretty vivid pictures.
Prayers will be said for your dad Aimee
Hugs Willow

aimee said...

@Jackie~
Thank you--I am a little flower crazy:) I bet your veggie garden is fabulous---hope you will post some photos when you get a chance! I love seeing other blogger's gardens!
Thank you so very much for the prayers...
Blessings,
Aimee

@Teresa~
Thank you! I really like that one of her too:)
Blessings,
Aimee
PS: Did you have any thunderstorms at your place?

@Willow~
Thank you very much! I enjoyed your nest photos:) Thank you so much for your prayers on behalf of my dad!
Blessings,
Aimee

Grayseasailor said...

Adding my prayers for blessing for you and your family, Aimee. Love your photos!!! I got to see some lovely flowers and the ocean at Jenner, CA today. Will try to post so you can enjoy , too :-)
Xx,
Gracie

aimee said...

@Gracie~
Thank you for your prayers for our family! I'm glad you enjoyed the flowers--wish our weather would cooperate a little more so I could spend some more time outside:)
Looking forward to seeing your California photos--I have very good memories of all our trips down there!
Safe travels...
Blessings,
Aimee

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