Tour Of Our Flowers-It was hot this weekend! 95+ and today a storm blew in, lightning, a little rain and thunder. Things are starting to bloom and the flowers are really taking off! Sometimes I forget to take photos of the flowers in the yards, front and back. All the flower beds were empty when we bought the house. Over the years we've added lots of different pollinators and various perennials. Here's snapshot of the flowers. More will bloom in the next month, but it gives you an idea! In the shot above, there were three small Spireas in pots along the driveway when we bought the house. We ditched the pots and planted them. Now they're huge!
Cat mint, sorry for the blur
Yarrow, Lavender and Asters (not blooming yet)
Another Cat mint where we cut down the Nectarine tree, filing in nicely!
Lamb's Ear, Oat Grass, and Shasta Daisies will bloom soon
Love the roses!!! Pretty and amazing smell
Different view of front flower bed
Back deck, flowers still settling in
My geranium that survive the winter in the garage!
Mini roses for Rosie, the first hen I lost
Backyard volunteer sunflowers and lovely lavender
Getting ready to harvest some to bring indoors!
Princess Poesy keeping cool in 95 degrees in the raised bed garden
Idaho City Flea Market
Flea Market & Road Trip-
Dave and I took a short trip to Idaho City Saturday for lunch and a drive. Going into town I told to PULL OVER!!!! A flea market! Here's some of the fun things we saw...
I spy farmy stuff!
Too much beige for me
Cast iron galore!
I wanted that red and white enamel cup set and kettle! Don't know where I'd put them, so I passed. I have gotten to the point of not wanting stuff to buy just to buy. I want to retire some day!
Lots of hand made scrubbers
Old purple glass, reminds me of my Grandma's
Cute idea welding tools to mailboxes!
While I didn't buy anything it was fun to look!
With our wetter Spring we've had a bumper crop of berries! That's about 1 Qr., which is more than we've ever had! I see a small cobbler in our future :) They're a little smaller than blueberries and have a unique flavor. Not juicy, but good. Native Americans ate them and dried them. Yummy! Our Choke Cherry is coming along as well. Looking forward to making jelly. The flavor is amazing!!!