Thursday, July 7, 2016

Time with the Little Boys and My Walk Around the Garden

Tonight Jenny and the grandboys came over for dinner and then when it started to get dark the boys wanted to do some left over sparklers.  They had a really good time and it was fun!

Owen and Jack with their sparklers.

Owen mastering his sparkler.

Jack enjoying his sparkler.

I love sparklers in the dark!

Jenny and I made fresh pesto from all the basil I have grown.  We did the sparklers afterwards.  After the boys and Jenny left I walked around my garden.  The light was just right.  Here is what I shot:

My blue hydrangea looks so beautiful!

My hydrangea fades out to this beautiful color.

My butterfly bush is blooming up a storm.

My coleus in the front urn.

Front porch flower box with roses blooming below.

My Limelight Hydrangea in the front garden.

Limelight Hydrangea

My Lamb's Ears are so pretty.  I love the soft grays!

Moon Vine buds starting to form.

A closeup of the Moon Vine bud.

Purple Petunias in the French flower hanger.

Rose of Sharon blossom starting to unfurl.
The moon vine that is growing in a pot of my back steps has started to form buds.  My Nana used to grow this vine.  This is the only flower you can see unfurl and open up with the naked eye.  My Nana used to call my house and tell me to run down to her house.  When I got there the plant would be shaking slightly and then little by little you would watch the flower unfurl and open up.  It was so beautiful!!  It was a memory I was share with my grandboys when the buds start to open!

I hope you have enjoyed the walk around my garden.  I especially enjoyed it tonight and to watch the happiness on my grandboys faces while they played with the sparklers!!  These are definitely memories I'm going to treasure for the rest of my life!!


jenclair said...

I loved the garden tour! Adorable boys and gorgeous flowers--perfect.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

You have beautiful flowers! Adorable little grandsons with their sparklers, too. -Jenn

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!