I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sky Blue / Blue Skies Almost July!

Oh my gosh the corn was already in the stands at the farmers market today! It's maybe 3 ir 4 weeks early...

The heavenly seaside hydrangeas are right on schedule though, and fill all the yeards with masses of blue and pink froth.

The once small sprout in my  big crock on my deck has grown from one flower head, summer before last, to maybe thirty blue blooms. Oh and my daylilies....so pretty.

These blue hydrangeas are from my friend L's yard.

L so generously shared her flowers and left me this stunning bouquet, and all this lavender, too.

Whatever this hydrangea is, it is my favorite...the most perfect shade of sky blue, with hints of chartreuse when the flowers begin to bloom. [Perhaps I can get these cuttings to root?]

I was so thrilled...

L's lavender is magnificent too...

Two varieties...classic French lavender, above.

The lavender below right is shorter, but with thick masses of cobalt blue-purple buds. Both are very fragrant!

Lavender thrives on hot sun and sandy soil and neglect. Finally L's green thumb has been patient and here they are!

Some of our sachet hearts will have local lavender, her beach lavender, next fall when I have dried these beauties...

...for now they fill all my blue and white pitchers and make me so happy.

perfect, simple summer joys...heavenly blues...



gone to the beach...

Zinnina: a Little Porch Time

Block Two: Zinnias is done!

A Liitle Porch Time [Primitive Pieces by Lynda] for Lori at Humble Quilts'

This is the June block.

Here's the link to see Lori's block and the linky thing for other quilters' versions.