I LOOOOOOOVE July! Every morning as I sip my coffee at the little round table in my sunroom, and my husband feeds me tidbits from the morning newspaper, I get to gaze out my back door to the scene above. Lush green bushes and grasses, bursting buds of flowers, and flittering bees, birds and butterflies entertain me and fill me with a peaceful joy. I can even hear the gentle babble of the fountain as it is the closest thing to our open door.
The bricked patio is indeed in need of an overhaul. We have been wanting to fix it up for the past few years, but the economy and my daughter's wedding have put that on hold for at least another year. And yet, as I scan the scene this morning, there is something sweet about the weathered, moss-covered bricks. They've held up for nearly 35 years. The richness of their colors is not to be scoffed at; I hate to think of the sterile Belgian blocks that might replace them (my husband's preference). The bricks allow me to imagine a colonial cobbled street in my own backyard.
Morning Glories starting to bloom!
Day Lilies and Black-eyed Susans...
Faded Queen Anne's Lace makes way for Suzie!
One of my favorites in the garden is the bee balm. It flowers early July and lasts the rest of the summer. It's full and thick with flowers and the best thing is that it attracts so many flying critters! Bees, insects, butterflies and HUMMINGBIRDS!!! Wish I was a better photographer so I could capture some of the visitors to the bee balm.
So, that's what I see out my back door...how about you? What do your scenes look like?