The Humble Bungalow Garden...
You may be bored to tears of seeing snapshots of this rose but I cannot help but share a few more...if you are tired of seeing it you must click away now!
Paired with Lady's Mantle the peachy shade looks gorgeous.
The rose petals are scalloped and the blooms are plump.
The fragrance tends to be on the citrus side and is very heady...
I like them in the main bathroom as the room is small and the rose scent lingers.
The IPhone lens was dirty when I captured this image and it almost looks like a special effect...
Bright Yellow Begonia seen on one of my walks.
Another "special effects" image of one of our David Austin roses.
If you look closely you can see the dewdrops on the petals.
I finished this book and I enjoyed it...a perfect summer read.
I have been sipping homemade lemonade.
It is so easy to make...
In a glass pitcher
squeeze a couple of fresh lemons ~ approximately 1/2 cup of juice
add a wee bit of sugar ~ maybe 1/4 cup
and top up with water ~ 2- 3 cups
stir well until the sugar is dissolved.
Add ice to the glass
Pop in a lemon wedge.
I admire Hollyhocks from afar...in other peoples gardens...
I have tried several times to grow them in our garden but they do not like our clay soil.
They are such a classic cottage garden favourite.
These were blooming by the edge of the Esplanade at Willows Beach in Oak Bay.
I was tempted to grab some of the seed pods and try planting them in our garden but I did not want to "steal" them!
Love this deep shade and the ruffly petals...so pretty.
(please try to ignore the chicken neck!)
I wore a Betty Barclay striped top with my Hermes scarf...
black "Yoga Style" capris pants
with cross trainer runners.
I find my feet are happiest when I wear supportive athletic shoes...
(I just wish they looked a bit more stylish.)
I met a friend H who also writes a blog (Pondside) for a walk and a coffee...
we ambled through the streets in Oak Bay
we found ourselves at The Demitasse where they sell plants
(as well as food and beverages)
A fabulous small nursery, probably my favourite.
They sell many unusual varieties of flowers, trees and plants.
We both purchased a variegated non spreading buff coloured Alstromeria
It was so nice to sit and catch up and chat with H.
She is a knitter like myself
we are thinking that we may start up a small knitting group.
When I got home twin fawns were running up the street and I took a video
which I posted on my Instagram page
oh my they are so adorable...
But where was their mom?
I have a busy agenda for the next few days so I will be away from my blog but you can follow me on Instagram...link on the blog sidebar.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~