Sanna's Bag

“I never seem to have what I need when I need it. I’m going to make a belt-bag that’s bigger on the inside than on the outside, and just carry everything with me.”

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Dogwood-day afternoon

I took myself and my camera out for a break after fighting the good fight with the computer. The sun is shining (in Western Oregon, in June, this is a remarkable event!) The dogwood is burgeoning bountifully. In fact, Dh had to clip a branch that was so weighted down with blooms that it had sagged into the path of my car as I entered and exited the driveway.




The hostas are happy and home to small arachnids who will, I hope grow to be large, bug-devouring mother-spiders!


Grow, baby spider, grow and prosper!







The oriental lillies are beginning their run and aren't they luscious in the sunlight? What rich, delicious saturated color!






I keep saying that roses grow like weeds around here. This rose has grown from a bit of root stock that was left behind when we moved a fancy tea rose. (Often, tea roses are grafted onto hardy rosa rugosa stock. ) This way, we get two roses for the price of one. I may try making rosepetal jam. (Thank you Norma!)

Today, GED at the jail.

5 Comments:

  • At 3:58 PM , Blogger Amy Lane said...

    darnit, Roxie, more flower porn--and even if the husband were home, the children are in our bed, napping!

     
  • At 12:58 AM , Blogger Jejune said...

    Swoon - it's all so lush and green! Beautiful :) The rose petal jam sounds pretty amazing!

     
  • At 3:51 AM , Anonymous MonicaPDX said...

    All gorgeous, but oh, that lily! I have to love roses, of course - but lilies are definitely up there in the top ten. ;) (Wouldn't they ride us out of town on a rail if we didn't like roses?? Hee.)

     
  • At 8:29 AM , Blogger Lucia said...

    The lily looks vaguely carnivorous somehow, rather spiderlike perhaps. The roses... ah, the roses. I can smell them from here.

     
  • At 5:58 PM , Blogger Warrior Knitter said...

    Your flower photos are wonderful.

    Sniff! I do belive I have pollen on my nose (AGAIN!) from the lily!!

    And the pink of those roses!

     

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