Thursday, June 20, 2013

Most Peculiar Mama



Every spring since we've moved here, new flowers appear that I have never seen before ...flowers, wildflowers or weeds, and, this year, for the first time, some have started to disappear. I used to have purple irises every spring, this year they were all yellow. Strange days indeed, most peculiar Mama.

The Glimmer Twins are graduating from public school this year. Teenage drama has slowly started to creep into the old farmhouse, in bits and pieces. This may or may not explain me spending days on end in the garden. 
I decided to grow zucchini this year after a three year hiatus. It grew too fast last time, and we froze more than should ever be frozen. It is one of my favourite veggies to cook on the grill so I've promised myself to pick them small this year and snip a few blossoms and fry them up like the Italians do. 
I wasn't crazy about this shot; I'm not overly in love with the angle of these blooms hanging on the front porch, but the bokeh...oh the bokeh. Thank you maple trees for providing beautiful dappled light. We were tickled by all that delicious syrup you provided, but now I know who you truly love around here. 

And now, I will blatantly repeat myself. I never tire of the view around this place. It's better than television, any dang night of the week. 


Happy Start to the Weekend Friends
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22 comments:

Valerie Smith said...

Oh I love your view too. I can spend hours outside watching the sunset at our place. We didn't get to see sunsets like these in the city.


Hugs,

Valerie
Cottage Making Mommy
www.lovingmyheartandhome.blogspot.com

Lynne said...

Love your photos . . . Zucchini blossoms are beautiful sand the view by the water . . . oh my!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Lovely flowers and the view is amazing.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Those two chairs by the pond look so inviting. *sigh*

Buttons said...

Oh I LOVE your view too Andrea...
High school kids yup have fun with that:)
Your flowers are beautiful I love the wildflowers everywhere it is awesome. Take care and have a great weekend. Let me know what those blossoms taste like:) Hugs B

Sandy said...

Beautiful flowers, and I soooooo agree with you, I'm bringing my yarn and sitting right there at the water's edge. And while I sit and knit could you pour me a glass of wine please, lol. Well maybe not now a bit early even for me!
Friday everyone's favorite day

Leave It To Davis said...

I agree with you on television. With the exception of The Office, which I hate to see end! Love that last pictures!

W. Latane Barton said...

That view can not be beat.. you lucky thing, you!

TexWisGirl said...

that last shot sums it up perfectly. yup. :)

Lynn said...

these are lovely photos, the last one is a dynamite view and I love the zucchini shot...

Bev said...

Love those pictures!

Liz said...

WOW!!! What a wonderful series of images!!

Snap said...

I love your view, too. Lovely blooms and good luck with the teenage angst. Working in the garden is a cure/help for almost anything! Have a lovely week.

Anne Payne said...

Gorgeous photos and view! I didn't plant a garden this year so I am buying my zucchini in the store. I know home grown is better so maybe next year.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Oh yes that would be a lovely view from the Muskoka chairs! Our youngest is graduating from gr. 8 on Tuesday as well. Where does the time go?! Happy weekend my friend.

Michelle said...

I'm coming right over to sit in one of those chairs and soak up that view.

nancy said...

Nice shots! What a gorgeous view you have! Lucky lady:)

Nicki said...

Beautiful flowers, bokeh, and view. We used to get so much zucchini from friends and family that I would fix it every which way but loose - would love to get some passed along these days.

amanda | wildly simple said...

That last photo - I love it! Reminds me a bit of home.
Happy Solstice & have a great weekend!

pattisjarrett said...

That is a lovely view. Congratulations to your graduates! Teenage angst is hard enough with one, the garden is a nice place to go to get away.

Barb said...

Love the Zuch blossoms. It looks peaceful there (even with teenage angst).

Lynn said...

Lovely sittin' spot. Thanks for sharing on the Farm Blog Hop.