On Thursday our friends visited us. They brought us plants. The plants are from their own garden. Two day lily plants and one phlox plant. The other lily plant has buds. I hope it will flower still this summer and that all tree plants will feel at home in their new flower bed here with us :)
The new lily plants in the front row. Note the black arrows !
The new phlox plant to the right.
They also gave us this beautiful rose candle in white and lime in a footed glass bowl with the decoration sand also in lime. I love it <3 I saw online they call it a peony but I think it looks more like a rose. Peony or rose, it doesn’t matter because it’s absolutely delightful. At first sight my husband thought it was edible. It sure looks delicious and yummy. Thank you dear friends thank you :)
Yay ! The pink lilies are flowering :) I hope they will last for as many days as possible. I don’t know but to me it looks like the rainy, wet, damp weather is no good for the flowers. The ones that already have faded look almost rotten. I think there was more or less rain most every day in July. Thumbs up for less of it in August. Wishing you all an enjoyable August !
I haven’t posted anything for a while. I’m waiting for the rest of the lilies to flower :) I have, of course meanwhile, taken lots of pictures of all kind of wildflowers. Here some pictures of cute spreading bellflower. It’s been pretty windy lately so it was hard to get sharp pictures. I had to delete many shots.
The red and yellow tall (about 120 cm) lilies are in bloom. The other ones, in earlier postings, are 50 cm. In a day or two the pink lily will bloom. Also a tall one. Still waiting for the day lilies, Strawberry Candy and Catherine Woodbury, to bloom within about a week :)
Today we visited my sister and her horse Mortti. Last fall when we were there, I had half a kilo of carrots with me. Mortti thought it was like nothing so this time I brought one kilogram. I can tell he would have loved to have more ! On the farm, where she rents stable place for Mortti, is a small, about three weeks old foal. Ooohs and aaahs ! So, so cute. Afterwards we all went for coffee and cake at the same cafeteria as last time. Wonderful day. Thank you dear sister!
Happy birthday dear Quismo ! 12 years today !Have fun with your birthday present.Almost got it ! Should I jump ?I got it, I got it ! Hurry, I’m holding on to it.Oh no, it got loose ! Go get it Quismo, get it !A little bit lower and I am catching it :)
Both cats love the toy. We have had several wands. Usually they don’t last for very long. I should have known Quismo would not like the catnip drops. He has never been a fan of catnip toys. Quam on the other hand love them so it was no surprise he would love the drops.
A few shots of the yellow lilies. I wonder when the other yellows will bloom. Maybe next week.
Yesterday we made a quick visit to the Gardenia in Helsinki. There is both a tropical garden and an outdoor garden. These lilies are in the outdoor garden. I wish I had this many in my garden of each color :)