Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread - Proverbs 30:8

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The Garden - a Closer Look

I really love macro photography. When I bought my dslr several years ago, I knew I wanted a macro lens. I love discovering details that I cannot see with the naked eye. Currently my regular camera lens is at the repair shop, so I'm stuck with my zoom lens or my macro lens! It's not a bad problem to have. 













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Sunday, July 26, 2020

Lavender Valley

Earlier this month I posted about visiting a nearby lavender farm. It wasn't quite in bloom, and I made a note to go back. I did just that this week, and it was so beautiful! The skies were also clearer and we had tremendous views of Mt. Hood.










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Sunday, July 19, 2020

Daylilies

I have several different varieties of daylilies on my property. I love seeing them bloom, and I love that the creators of this garden put in so many different colors. 









I have a few growing in shade and have realized I need to move them if I want them to bloom next year. They grow well, they just don't bloom.



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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Sunflowers

I planted a lot of sunflowers this year...every year I save the seeds from my current crop and plant them the following year. Something about that cycle gives me so much joy. They have started to bloom and I'm so happy. I love how different each one is. 









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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Swallowtails

I love butterflies and get so excited when they visit my garden. Twice now I've looked out my front window to see one enjoying my flowers. Both times I even managed to get my camera, put on my zoom lens, step outside and capture these photos. They are just exquisite creatures, aren't they?







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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Lavender

 We live relatively close to two different lavender farms. We took a trip out to one of them this past week, but it wasn't quite peak bloom yet. I guess we'll have to go back in a couple weeks!












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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Making Me Happy

Just taking note of a few things that are making me happy these days..


a colorful section on my bookshelf




this single, peach colored, poppy bloom




a new plant and pot and stand



berries! (blueberries and raspberries right from my yard)



spending time with these two



butterfly bush blooms 
(this bush is taller than our house!)


adventures with friends



frogs in my garden





gorgeous mountain views





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