Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Year of Afternoon Gardens - July


Mallow is the star of the patio garden this day! The first orange day lily opened just in time for the photo. There are lots of day lily buds all over, and I hope some will be open for August's afternoon garden. It is very hot (for us) today - high eighties, but there is a strong breeze which helps. Some people close all the windows to keep the cool air in on hot summer days, but not me. Every window in the house is open, and I have fans going in every room.

As I look at my blog archive I see I wrote only three times last month. I expect you know the reasons. Here is a picture of Estée and Campbell Walker today. He'll be two months old on Sunday.


And Margaret and Hazel Nina yesterday at the beach. She'll be seven months old on Saturday.

19 comments:

  1. You have your hands full right now. Good to see the little ones.

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  2. Those babies are too cute for words, Nan!

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  3. Your garden is lovely, as always ... and the moms and babes are precious!

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  4. Babies and their mamas! Is there anything sweeter?

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  5. I am glad the reasons for your less frequent posts are your two bundles of joy . I should have known. I did't start blogging until my older grandchildren were in middle school or older! Wouldn't have missed watching them grow for anything!!!

    Your garden is lovely and both mom and child portraits adorable. The babies don't even know yet how lucky they are to be cousins so close in age.

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  6. Precious babies. Love those chubby thighs.

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  7. Love your header photo! (Meant to say that in my last comment already, but forgot.)
    Love the inviting look of your patio!
    Love the expression on Estée's face, and the stylish sunglasses on mother and daugther in the picture of Margaret and Hazel Nina!
    In short - love this whole post :-)

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  8. Those photos are so beautiful, makes me wish for the time when I had my own new babies.
    I love your header, is it Philadelphus?

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  9. Gorgeous babies and pretty mums too. Thank you for showing us. I can see why you've been busy!

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  10. And, yes, you've chosen the better part. Thank you for writing today though. Your grandbabies are precious.~~Dee

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  11. What beautiful babies :)
    Time goes by so fast
    enjoy them to the fullest.
    My first grandchild
    is now on her honeymoon
    and the youngest with her words
    keeps grandma smiling...

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  12. Your patio garden is really filling in, Nan. Our daylillies are just starting to bloom here on the Cutoff - thought the Stella D'Oro that are planted along every shopping mall are in full throttle elsewhere. Your grandchildren are really "filling in" as well. Nina Hazel is quite the fashion plate in those sun glasses and how alert Campbell Walker is.

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  13. What beautiful babies!! And I hope you're able to enjoy your garden despite the heat. We've had a few cool days (in the high 80s! LOL!) and it's nice to sit out in the fresh air. (feel free to delete this if a duplicate)

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  14. Campbell and Hazel, growing up practically the same age together (more or less) will be very nice for them. They can be pals. :) The babies are lovely, Nan. And your garden is too. Love your banner.

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  15. I can hardly believe Hazel Nina is already 7 months!! She and Campbell Walker are beautiful babies, just like their mamas! Thanks for sharing their photos. Oh, and yes, your garden is lovely, too. :) Hope the heat doesn't last too long. We had one awful day of 97, but now we're back in the 80s. Off to go fishing and tubing with the grandchild today. Yesterday was the water park. I love summer!

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  16. Such sweet reasons to be busy! I'm in the same season!!

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