PERENNIALS A-BLOOM!

June flowers are bustin’ out all over here in southwestern Ontario!

Shasta daisies, almost decimated two winters ago, have started to bloom. Yellow day lilies are bright spots in the perennial mix.

2014 SHASTA DAISIES!
2014 SHASTA DAISIES!

2014 DAY LILIES!
2014 DAY LILIES!

Also, the first rose of summer has made an appearance!

2014 FIRST ROSE OF SUMMER!
2014 FIRST ROSE OF SUMMER!

Each summer, the perennial garden is an ongoing delight as blooms come and go.

My favourite, though, has to be the lavender. This perennial herb is pretty to see as it waves in the breeze; also, it brings such a sweet scent to passers-by and to our house each time a window or door opens.

IMG_2506 Today is a beautiful sunny day in June, so much for which to be thankful and to appreciate in the natural beauty that surrounds us.

This week, I have had a poem published in the current issue of Halcyon. If you are looking for a summer read, just click on Halcyon.

As the week is winding down, hope all is well with everyone.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup series is progressing. Flags from many countries are waving from car windows here in our community. This event seems to draw the world closer. Who will win?

Have a great weekend, all!

FIFA World Cup 2014 logo.
FIFA World Cup 2014 logo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

JUNE IS BLOOMING!

Decided to change the appearance of my blog with this new theme, new for me that is.

2014 ORANGE POPPIES
2014 ORANGE POPPIES

I used a photo of coreopsis blooms from last year’s perennial garden. I am looking forward to more of these pretty flowers again this year. For now, these orange poppies are a highlight in the perennial garden!

The weather has been picture perfect for a few days now. There is so much more outdoor activity going on with lawns and gardens and just plain old walking in the neighbourhood. Wonderful days!

Meanwhile, I having been trying to work on a special blog post for next week as part of a virtual blog tour about writing.

I was invited to participate in this event by a poet, Pamela Smyk Cleary, who I met through an online poetry prompt site. If you want to know more about this poet and the blog tour, you can visit the link at http://wanponpopix.blogspot.ca/2014/06/the-writers-blog-tour-my-writing-process.html.

Time for me to go to vote here in Ontario. Back next week with that virtual blog tour post!

Have a great weekend!

 

 

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