What is there about flowers that makes me so happy? Is it their cheery colors, or the fact that they are announcing one of the best summers ever?
These green-edged petunias make me smile. I think they are called "Purely Picasso".
Gerbera daisies that survived the winter in our garage show their pretty colors happily.
This geranium was pleased to spend the winter in the garage also and is thanking us with some pretty blooms.
The garden is full of surprises daily, like these yellow coreopsis.
The black-eyed Susan vine, one of my favorites, is climbing a string to out second story. (It's much prettier than Jack's bean stalk, don't you think?
Lily of the Nile has at least twenty blossoms just like this one. It was a gift from the garden of a quilting friend, who tells me the deer love these tasty morsels. So far our deer hasn't discovered them, and the pesky rabbits can't reach.
Our newest hydrangea is so pretty in pink,and we are wondering whether it'll stay that way. All of our other pink ones are now a brilliant blue, thanks to our acid soil.
And this tiny tree was a Mother's Day gift from DD#2. I just love it!
Obviously not a flower, this guy which we think is a red-breasted sapsucker, paid us a visit last week and stayed long enough for several photos. He was happily searching for bugs in the birch tree. (Check out that impressive beak!)
And speaking of things that make me smile, here's Max trying to figure out how to get out of this very inviting box. Opa finally helped him.
Have a Happy Day!