Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sunday Stroll/May 25

Here is what I saw on today's Sunday Stroll.

The dear, fragrant, old-fashioned honeysuckle are just beginning to open.


The spinach is coming up nicely. I need to thin it tomorrow.


I love 'volunteers,' that is, flowers that pop up where I haven't planted them. This is the very first of all my mountain bluets, also called perennial cornflowers, to blossom, and it is in-between two of the granite steps into the kitchen.


And look what we 'planted' today! Some friends came over for supper, and afterwards we had a fun game. I love badminton.

9 comments:

  1. Nan, Great photos. I love the little bluet peeking out from between the steps. I enjoy badminton. The stage is set for some wonderful fun this summer. :)

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  2. I like badminton too. It looks like you are going to have lots of fun.

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  3. I do like your Sunday Stroll posts. I hope you keep on with them. It's years since I played badminton - I love it too, though I'd probably struggle to hit the shuttlecock these days. I need to get fit.

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  4. Mountain Bluets! What a great name. I have a big clump of these perennial cornflowers. They flower early and are completely indestructible. They seem to grow taller here than with you.

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  5. What fun!! I love badminton, too. You have such a nice large area for it (and croquet or bocci ball).

    I'll try to get some pics of our gardens later this week. Lots in bloom right now - that is, if the 63 mph winds didn't destroy everything!

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  6. Great picces and I love badminton too, it's just a bit too windy in OK to play it!

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  7. I love to see how your garden is growing. I only have a small cottage garden but it was looking pretty until the weekend, when we had heavy rain and high winds. I can see clumps of lilac on the ground but haven't been out to examine the rest of the damage yet.

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  8. Love these kinds of a-stroll-with-me entries. :-)

    Mari-Nanci
    'Smilnsigh'

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  9. Thank you all for writing. I love reading your comments. If you would like to participate in Aisling's Sunday Stroll, you may go here to get the picture and info.

    http://quietcountryhouse.blogspot.com
    /2008/05/sunday-stroll-
    invitation_25.html

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