Working outside in the fresh air with birds chirping and bees buzzing calms and centres me.
Granted it can be hard work keeping the weeds at bay and digging in the dirt but still it does something for my soul that keeps me coming back...and that feeling of accomplishment at the end of the day, weary but content.
My garden attire is usually some stretchy yoga style pants and an old Tee shirt...often I wear my Ralph Lauren denim shirt over top with the sleeves rolled up and a straw hat. If you were to see me you'd notice that I have dirt on my face and that I look quite the sight! Yet passers by frequently stop to ask questions about the plants and comment on the roses. It is only later when I go inside for a bite to eat and a cool glass of water that I notice what a state that I am in!
Today I want to show you what is blooming in the front of our Humble Bungalow Garden.
looking down from the porch
not clearly visible in this shot
white, blue and limelight hydrangeas
sum and substance hosta
coreopsis and a heliotrope
purple and yellow together is one of my favourite flower combos
Dierama ~ commonly known as Fisherman's Wand
agapanthus ~ about to burst forth and flower
David Austin rose which I have forgotten the name of...
grasses, hostas and a variegated iris
a dry patch at the end of the gravel drive
more rose blooms
Jude the Obscure
a David Austin rose
lovely cupped petal formation
I'd show you the backyard but it is in a state of chaos...
Mr. HB is rebuilding the sundeck and the outdoor furniture is on the patio, lawn and there are wood piles and tools
which really do not look that attractive or photo worthy...
when the deck is finished that will deserve a post of it's own
It's another glorious day full of sunshine
we are so fortunate to be enjoying such a wonderful July
one that might just be a weather record breaker.