June 22st 2018

June 22st 2018
Sunflowers have Arrived

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Thankful In All Things

Today is a cool, cloudy, windy day. I am so thankful for clouds. I am so thankful today to have so many flowers to look at and to smell their sweet flower smell. I never knew hydrangeas even had a smell until I walked out to take pictures of them. I know you can't tell but these flowers are as big as dinner plates. They are just growing and growing.

I can't ever get them in one shot. I have always wanted to grow hydrangeas. I hate to think of how many I murdered through the years. Why they like this particular place I don't know. I think though, it is because Ron took over the care and feeding of them. They never grew until he started taking care of them. He feeds them every Sunday evening. We also never trim them. Never. I will remove the blossoms in the fall. That is that though. This year we never has a frost. I think that has something to do with it.

I just had to show you a picture of these beautiful tomato plants. I think they really like it here, protected from the harsh elements out in the pasture. They are also protected from the wind. We have had a lot of wind this May. Well a lot for here.

These are the peppers. You can't really tell but they are so tall too. We picked our first peppers last night.
I am enjoying this year gardening. Well so far. There are just enough.

I know this is my header picture but I had to tell you about it. I was taking pictures this morning and it is cold and windy. It is too cold for these little bees to be out. I think they must have got stranded out here on the sunflower. It wasn't this cold or blowy earlier. Then as the sun came up the temperature dropped and the little orchard bees ended up here. I have never seen orchard bees so still before. Never two together either.
As soon as it gets a bit warmer, I am sure they will be on their little merry way. 

This is such an easy day to be thankful. I love it when there are days when all around me are gifts of life. I love seeing the colors and the smells and the wonderful cool mornings. I hope you have a lovely day too.

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”
― Helen Keller


  1. I love all your pictures! I wondered how your new little garden was doing. Do the chickens go over to it and scratch?

  2. Your gardens are coming along nicely. Over here it's been colder than usual and has kept back a lot of plants.
    Love the close up of the flower and bee in your header!

  3. Kim, your garden is so lovely and those hydrangea are super beautiful. Short comment today.

  4. really glad your little garden space is flourishing! and yay for ron's green thumb. :)

  5. Your hydrangeas are so pretty, Kim, last year was the first time I had any success in growing them, I too did not cut them back just left them alone, and watered and fertilized! Mine are budding not yet bloomed, I am hoping to dry some for arrangements this year!
    Just loved the quote from Helen Keller, so true!
    Hope you have a blessed weekend,

  6. Wow! SO pretty! You are a good farmer, Kim!

  7. What a green thumb you (two) have !!...love the beautiful header photo...very artistic...your hydrangea are simply beautiful!!! Ron knows his stuff... I have learned the hard way hydrangea do not like to be transplanted...in my yard anyway...it is still cold here...plants have to be brought in at night...Have a great weekend...your friend from Maine...

  8. I love your flowers, they are so beautiful!
    i hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!


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  10. I just love seeing your beautiful gardens, Kim ! Seeing your Hydrangeas makes me want to grow several. They are just beautiful. I grow Oakleaf Hydrangeas - they have HUGE leathery leaves.

  11. Gorgeous hydrangeas! I can only hope that mine as 1/10th as gorgeous this year! It didn't bloom at all last summer. 😟

  12. Beautiful hydrangeas! I'm afraid ours may have been nipped by a late freeze this spring, I'm not seeing too many buds but we shall see. Your tomatoes and peppers look great too. Your going to have a ton of tomatoes

  13. Kim, your photos capture the beauty of God's creation. Just beautiful! Those hydrangeas are award winners!

  14. Kim , I got up with all you have been doing . I feel like such a slacker. Your rug was beautiful and your hydrangeas were beautiful. Everything looks wonderful . Today I was making a dry river bed. Hugs Cheri

  15. Beautiful, beautiful. I love hydrangeas and seem to only kill them...yours are wonderful. Love, love the sunflower and bee..yes beauty all around.

  16. Lucky you! Your hydrangeas are gorgeous!! I am so glad that they are growing and thriving!
    Do you dry any of them??
    My one hydrangea plant {that I put in last Fall} is just beginning to get leaves budding out. I hope that I have some of your luck, and this will be a good year for my hydrangea too :)

    Glad to see that your little garden is doing so well..... and a lot less work also, than your big garden.



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