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

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Garden in June


One of the simplest pleasures in my life right now is my garden. I love to take daily walks through my yard to see what is blooming and growing, and to see what little creatures might be visiting. Today I thought I'd invite you on a virtual walk with me. All these photos were taken in my garden...

taking a moment to find joy in the little things

{pretty}




 















{happy}
I love growing my own food This year I have a strawberry bed, cucumbers, lettuce, zucchini, green beans, raspberries, tomatoes, corn, peppers and carrots....as well as an herb garden.






{funny}
We have frogs, frogs and more frogs. Right now they are pretty tiny and they like to hide in the plants. If you don't look carefully, you'll miss seeing them. 






This really tall plant is likely just a weed. I couldn't tell it apart from the plant it's growing next to for a while, but now that it's taller, I can tell it's a weed.  



I managed to winter these two red geraniums in my garage. I'm surprised they made it, but they are getting bigger and fuller each day. I found the two pink ones on clearance at Lowe's and rescued them. I didn't realize they were pink until they started blooming. So now I have a strange combination in this pot. 


{real}
These two strips you see are actually roots and they are in my front yard. They are getting bigger and bigger and more and more tree shoots are growing off them. I don't even know what tree they belong to, but I want them out. I just don't want to put in the sweat and hard work it will take to get them out.


22 comments:

  1. I could take sooo many photos of those little hiding frogs! I really like your flowers.

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  2. Wow! Your photography just keeps getting better...especially those macro shots! It brings out so much of the detail and complexity of the flowers that I would so easily miss. And I love the frogs, too! I bet they help with the bugs!

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    1. they probably help more than we know. I always like to have praying matis in the yard, too. This year our egg sac has not yet hatched.

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  3. How awesome all of your photos. Especially like the 2nd one. It looks like the water is shooting out of the flower, but they are all great. I have a very minimal flower garden as I'm just not a green thumb and have lots of weeds this year that I need to get after. We have some frogs, but I've never thought to try to capture a picture. Love it. Very nice. :)

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  4. Love those little frogs! Your garden is beautiful, June! Two words come to mind: tired and blessed!

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    1. Yes!! both words are appropriate...my yard/garden is not very big, but it still is a lot of work.

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  5. Gorgeous blossoms! I love the tiny frogs, they're adorable.

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    1. thanks...I love the frogs, too! I always look for them when I go out to the yard.

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  6. The flowers and the frogs are precious!

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  7. Your garden is beautiful! I know all about roots growing in lawns. Thankfully we don't have any roots at the moment.

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  8. These are all amazing, but that second one is dreamy!

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    1. thank you - I think it looks like a Dr. Seuss flower

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  9. These photos are all incredible! The second one and the yellow four with the frog inside are my absolute favs and should definitely be made into canvases!

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    1. thanks! I am thinking of getting some canvases made...just not sure what pics to use.

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  10. Gorgeous pics-- my fave is the dewy daisy :)

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    1. thank you - I really like that one too!

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  11. I love your garden! Thank you for taking us through your garden, and those frogs are a fun addition :)

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  12. That daisy shot with the water drops... swoon. And your garden, oh how I want a true garden. And the frogs... LOL! It reminds me of our great frog migration we had every year in Germany. They would migrate from one side of the road to another. Needless to say, a lot of them didn't make it :(

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