Tuesday, July 31, 2012

My Flowers

I haven't blogged in a while and well although we have been busy it's nothing really blog worthy.  I got to thinking that I could share one of my favorite things that I enjoy.  My flowers....I love flowers of all kinds.  The flower bed in the front of our house has been evolving for several years now. When we first bought our house you couldn't even see the house because of these very tall, slender arborvitaes trees that were planted right against the house.  Needless to say one of the first things we did the following spring was pull every single one of them out. Here is what it looks like today.  
My Impatiens were not as pretty this year due to the heat but they are coming around.
Close up of my huge Hosta plants.
This Snap Dragon has been with me for 3 years now.
Amazing since they are only supposed to live through one season.

I just love this Chrysanthemum and it's getting huge!
Daily Lilies (one of my favorites) and Purple Cone Flower.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July

Every year the Blvds (our street and the next one over) get together and have a little 4th of July fun.  Events start off with a kids parade.  The kids decorate their bikes or their strollers/wagons and than we close the street off and they ride around the island showing off their work.   Than we go on to a tug of war competition and a frisbee toss round between the two streets. The event is topped off with a water balloon toss and popsicles for all!!  It's a great time and gives us the opportunity to get to know our neighbors a little better.   Here is Brady's bike! He won a silver dollar for best decorated bike.