Thursday, June 3, 2010

Early Thursday Morning

 

First of all the Memorial Day potluck for my family & friends was a good day~but sadly eight people that were invited were unable to come.  Including my son & his new wife.  She was sick as was her mother.  A former co-worker that I invited woke up with laryngitis, another couple were exhausted from family duties they had tended to all weekend & another friend cut the tip of her finger off, cutting hard boiled eggs in half to make deviled eggs that she planned on bringing.   But…..my brother & sister in law were there, also my two married nieces & their families, my youngest niece was in town from Washington DC & Bob was there, even though he too has been under the weather lately. My middle niece & her hubby welcomed a new baby boy on May 24th so little Brady was the ‘main attraction.’ 

The rain continues here in western Washington.  They are saying our usually bountiful strawberry crop is being damaged by the non-stop showers.  They are literally rotting on the vine.  Very sad.  I hope it stops soon. 

I unloaded my camera this afternoon so wanted to share some pictures with you.  Some of these were taken several weeks ago but I kept forgetting to take them off the camera.

The tag is missing from the plant below so I don’t know what it is but I love it. And it’s a perennial so this is the second year it’s bloomed.

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My one & only Peony.

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A new miniature rose I bought at the Spring Fair.  It’s called ‘Fireworks.’

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And finally~Cytisus scoparius  or Scotch Broom!  How did it get here?  Someone brought it over many, many years ago from Europe.  It’s everywhere & the poor people with allergies really suffer when it’s in bloom. 

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This is the road going from the highway back to Bob’s place.  It’s lined on both sides with the nasty stuff.

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7 comments:

Jan said...

Hi Linda so pleased you had a good day in spite of the absentees I hope they are all better soon ,What a lovely show of plants and flowers ,brightened up my day ...love Jan xx

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I love the blue blooms in your header. I'm glad you had a good Memorial Day weekend. It is sad about all those that couldn't make it. Your flowers like ours seem to be liking all the rain we've had. The blossoms here seem to be bigger than most I can remember.

mortonlake said...

its like looking at my garden some of those.lol.scotch broom? we call it gorse here,spiny and sharp?bloody stuff lol,lrthal.take care,great pics xx

Julie said...

Lovely flowers. My asthma has been going double time with all the flowers blooming but just love them. Hope it stops raining there soon

That corgi :) said...

beautiful flowers, Linda! what a shame about the strawberry crops though; hoping it dries up a bit to save them

too bad too about the gathering being smaller because of sickness; hoping all feel well soon!

betty

nancy said...

What pretty flowers you got there Linda, I like that long purple one. Any idea what it is? Take car! Nancy

Marie said...

Sorry to hear so many were ill, but glad you had a good time anyways! What beautiful flowers! xxoo