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Flowers Everywhere

I mentioned yesterday that last week was my birthday.  My son is still in Florida attending college so he wasn’t able to be here.  That said, it was a wonderful surprise to find a dozen roses on our doorstep when we returned from our Portland shopping trip.  I love all the colors and there just so darn pretty.


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Having these in the house got be excited about the flowers that will soon be blooming in my yard.  I went back in the archives to look at some pictures and thought I would share them with you.



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These are some of my favorites. Peonies, dahlias, and gladiolas are 3 of my favorites.  I can’t wait for them to start showing there color.

What are you planting in your garden this year?

Celebration of Summer

My hubby and I were out on a drive yesterday and he told me that Labor Day Weekend always makes him sad.  For us living in the Northwest it means the last holiday weekend before our youngsters return to school, that is, if you still have kids in grades K-12.  It also means in the next month or so, the trees will lose there leaves, the lawn furniture will need to be stored away and our mild sunny weather will change to a higher percentage of gray and rainy days.  BOO!

I love Spring and Summer.  In celebration, I cut a bunch of flowers in my yard and made a tablescape of flowers.  Hope you enjoy….


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Happy Labor Day.  What ever you’re doing; hanging with family and friends, BBQing, boating, just make it a great day!

latte Lattenene