Before summer ends, I wanted to post some photos of various flowers I currently have in bloom along with some other interesting things.
This guy lives at our pond. Would you go swimming in there? Not me...we believe it's a Snapping Turtle and I value my fingers and toes lol. Mind you, I don't swim in there anyway so I guess I'm safe. Or so I thought...it turns out he/she was walking across our lawn when my hubby called out to me, I finally saw him for real. Prior to that, was he just a myth? I think not! Now I watch if I get into longer grass (especially if I'm wearing sandals lol) as he took a short cut through an overgrown area back to the pond that day.
The back end.
BEWARE...X-RATED PHOTO TO FOLLOW!!!!!!!!
Okay, well maybe not. Look at the wrinkles, he definitely appears to be an old guy. The wear and tear on the shell also makes him appear old.
My hubby's foot (size 10 mens) in the background. If his foot was right up close you would see that the turtle is a bit smaller than it appears. But he wasn't taking any chances getting too close.
The following pictures are of the flowers I currently have in bloom on the property. I think they were late blooming this year as almost the whole month of June it rained. By rain I do mean torrential downpours and almost no sun. It was a little depressing. I'm so happy to see the flowers.
Other flowers have come and gone so these are just the current ones.
These are about 8 feet tall.
They're just starting to turn orange. I love using these in my Autumn decor.
I love having an arrangement of these in the house, both in bloom or dried.
Black-Eyed Susan and Garden Phlox
Black-Eyed Susans are one of my favourite flowers. Probably because yellow is my favourite colour.
Bachelor Buttons (second bloom)
I'm not sure what these are. Does anyone know?
This little guy showed up at our door. Check out the link, he' quite pretty.
Unfortunately, I found this one deceased in the driveway. He's quite large and very beautiful.
Bee Balm and Shasta Daisies
(Okay, I cheated. These two are no longer in bloom).
The last of the Shasta Daisies. So technically, the plant is still in bloom? LOL.
Red Bee Balm
The hummingbirds love these.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of my gardens. The garden themselves are in a bit of disarray so I showed you the plants only. Maybe next year...they're a work in progress.
Thanks for dropping by, I'm always so happy to have you.
~ Kelly ~