Tuesday, June 22, 2010


It's that time of year again -
time for the hay to go down.
And is it ever ripe and thick.

While the hay is getting mowed,
the pastures get clipped too
and Mom looses one of the few
summer flowers she can grow.

The daisies go
when the grass goes down.

She is proud to say though
that she can grow tiger lilies -
they come up every year -
just like clockwork.
Her grandmother planted them
over 100 years ago.
She's afraid if she messed with them,
they might all die -
can you imagine how many bulbs
must be under there now??

We also enjoy having this
Japanese Fan Bush
in our yard.
it blooms from Spring to Fall
and is very fragrant and full of bees!
You can see the different colors
of the blooms as they progress
if you biggify the picture.

Our Dad on the other hand
is a fantastic gardener
and grows beautiful flowers -
Mom is glad of that
because of her brown thumb
that kills everything.

But since it's 90 degrees outside,
we think Mom can go look at the flowers
all she wants -
we'll stay inside where it's air conditioned.
We have heard tales of
getting sheared -
it would sure cool us down.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi


houndstooth said...

Mom says she grew up in the country and loves going through and seeing places where tiger lilies have spread all over a hill or a ditch. It makes you wonder how long they've grown out there! Your flowers are lovely.

It's hot as blazes here, too! We love the air conditioner!


Remington said...

Beautiful flowers! Keep cool!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What beautiful flowers! Day Lilys are one of my favorites, and I love that yours have such history! In our last house I had some that had belonged to my Mom--I was sad that I had to leave them, but hope to bring some back this fall. However, my hands down favorite flower for the summer are daisies, I love them!!

Martine said...

Thank you for sharing your flowers with us! Too bad the daises have to go with the plowing!

WE hope you get a nice short summer cut to help keep you cool!

xo martine & the kiddlets

The Two Country Poodles & Uncle Puppy said...

We just got cut too...We feel so much better!!!

We loved seeing your moms flowers they are furry pretty.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Sue said...

It's too hot to do anything. We spend the day in Mom's office in the basement. It's nice and cool there.

Penny and Patches said...

Those are very pretty flowers! Our mom planted some tiger lilies, many years ago, from seeds she took from our Grandma's plants. We get beautiful green plants and leaves, every year, but never any flowers. We think they must have been hybrids! All you doggies stay cool! It's 94 degrees, here, today and we don't think it's one bit funny! Also, the humidity is about 1000 %! We are definitely AC doggies!

Penny & Patches

Dory and the Mama said...

Such beautiful countryside flowers!!!

Mama keeps threatening us with shearing too!!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

Eric said...

Hope you had time to make a daisy chain for your Mom before they got cut down...

Stay cool. Wiry love Eric xx

scotsmad said...


XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

PeeS. Alph says she's a casual teacher (substitute) at a small local school. One of each grade K-6. She had 3 straight days of kindergarten last week 30-five year olds and was exhausted.

Asta said...

Deew Lilly, Pipew, Cawwleigh and Wuaiwi,

I bet it smells wondewful when the mowew goes ovew all that gween fweshness and flowews..I'm glad that not all the flowews get lost
pleez stay cool..it's too hot hewe too
smoochie kisses

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

What a beautiful flowers you have dear friends....
mommy is soooooooooooooooo jealous of them!!!!
She would love to be a great gardener like your mommy!!!
So you're having hot weather.....Mmmmmmmmmmmmm....here it's cold....brrrrrrrrrrrrr.....
Ok ok guys....take care of you...stay inside and keep cool!!!!
Sweet kisses and licks to all of you!!!!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

You have very beautiful flowers!!! It's good that Gary has a green thumb!!!! So sorry about your heat!!! I feel for you!! I know so well how 90 feels and 95 feels and 99 feels and !01 feels!! You know back in the day I worked all day in 99 degrees and went home to a house with no ac it didn't seem as hot as it does now. Maybe it is b/c I am so much older now!!!!
XXOO, Fern

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Omigosh...those flowers are just GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing the photos with us...*grins* 90 degrees is super hot! Hope it'll get cooler soon...but it's already summer where you are, right? >.<"


Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Omigosh...those flowers are just GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing the photos with us...*grins* 90 degrees is super hot! Hope it'll get cooler soon...but it's already summer where you are, right? >.<"


BRUTUS said...

We totally understand! Mom's thumb isn't very green when it comes to growing flowers, but thankfully it's much greener when it comes to growing Frenchies!!

Brutus the Frenchie

Wyatt said...

We love the smell of fresh cut hay. Good thing we don't have hay fever! Stay cool.


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Isn't the weather pathetikh???

It isn't supposed to break until next Tuesday or Wednesday here ;-(

Thanks fur sharing the pikhs!


Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Oh, the flowers are really beautiful! We'd be afraid to cut them down too.

Stay inside where it's nice and cool little ones!

Shannon and the Gang

Angus said...

Good to know that the climate is working as it's supposed to in some part of the globe. Wilf is still enjoying the coolest temperatures around here since records started in 1810. Do any of the dogs suffer from pollen allergies?

Bouncing Bertie said...

Oh, pretty pretty flowers, thanks for showing us them.
We know all about brown thumbs in this household. But we can only fantasize about 90 degrees..
Toodle pip!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your flowers are just beautiful!
We vote for getting sheared! You'd feel so much cooler!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

K9friend said...

I love your flower pictures. The lilies are beautiful!


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

All the flowers are beautiful, too bad about the daisies - they are such a pretty flower. It is very hot here too, and we love to stay in where it is cool. But Mom said something about the new a/c not working right - hope she is wrong.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Cassie said...

I always used to love the smell of fresh cut hay while growing up in Pennsylvania. Hey Lynn, I'm with you---I've been accused of having a black thumb. Since moving to Idaho for the first time in my life I've had luck growing things. The past few years I've had tomatoes, lettuce, peppers and misc herbs. It is so exciting for a brown thumb to have these little victories. X-C

Inky and Molly said...

be sure to get bolting as soon as you hear the humming of those dreadful clippers....

Anonymous said...

Lynn, Honey, you live in heaven!

Brenda said...

Bug is on the way to the groomer this next week herself. I am sure she will feel much better in the summer heat, not to mention look prettier.

Oskar said...

I still have my winter haircut too. It's hot enough that I guess I'll grudgingly agree to a hair cut soon.

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