Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Lazy Summer Afternoon

 Monday.  After lunch, Beautiful  spread her paints and brushes across the table in the sunroom.
She created this angelic being on a chambray shirt.  Hers, not mine.

 I strolled around the yard.  You may note that our gardening has turned largely to wild things.

 Thistles thriving.

 Sparrow dining.

Neighbor's garden is a bit more formal than is ours.

 BBBH is thrilled; her potatoes are in bloom!

 Pretty petunias.

Yarrow yields white and pink touches.

Otherwise, I read a few chapters in a Matt Braun Texas western, setting 1870s.


Shelly said...

I love the angel- your wife is very talented! The flowers are beautiful. I hope they will last all the way through the summer~

Lin said...

Wow! She is very talented to be able to do that! And the garden looks great. It's nice to see color in the gardens again, isn't it? I don't take flowers for granted.

I think we are going to try and get the Blog Posting Murderers together again this summer. Chuck and I were thinking of August--do you have anything going that we should work around?

vanilla said...

Shelly, she is a wonder! The nice thing about the lilies is that they do last throughout the summer.

Lin, BBBH has many talents. I love summer, and the flowers are not the least of my reasons for that!

Will check my calendar and let you know. It'd be fun to get together again.

Secondary Roads said...

I knew immediately that it was her shirt--not yours. You have buttons, not holes, on that side of your shirt. I'm thinking you probably know why that is.

Our potato plants are up, but no blossoms yet. Also the day lilies are only in bud, the blossoms have yet to open.

Hope to see you in August.

Anonymous said...

Love the angel - what is BBBH doing with all that talent? Put that woman to work! And I love all of your yard...

vanilla said...

Chuck, I have heard explanations. Unfortunately, they seem to me to be based on logic that is faulty; but who knows?

Grace, she thanks you. What is she doing? Today, painting another shirt.

Vee said...

Cute angel on the shirt!

vanilla said...

Vee, she likes to do stuff like that.

Sharkbytes said...

Sounds like a nice summer day.

vanilla said...

Shark, the yard is a pleasant place to spend some time!