Our Dutch Colonial project is currently in this phase . . .
. . . which is more than a little ugly + not as morale-boosting
as some of our recent triumphs:
So to lift my spirits, I headed outside in our current yard,
photographing a few odds + ends that make me happy.
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Remember when the Mart of K
used to sell all that cool Martha gardening stuff?
This tub, in which my froggie fountain sits, is hers.
Froggie’s happy gurgling sound makes me very happy.
Here’s one of the pink coneflowers that we transplanted.
In this heat, they were really wilting,
so I aimed the sprinkler at them.
The birdies were bathing later, + it was really great to see!
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Our new Adirondack chairs are pretty awesome . . .
. . . but I think I love all my “old stuff” even more:
Hands down, though, my MOST-loved garden items
are those of the blue + white persuasion.
And now for the blue portion of our mini tour:
Remember, as kids, when we thought gazing balls were so “granny”?
And for my most favorite blue vignette,
I’ve been waiting all spring + summer to get this shot:
Both the blue thistles (or, as G.O. calls them, “weeds”)
+ those blue glass stars also came from my favorite garden center:
I posted about said-same here: