I wonder if I did something wrong or if it was the winter that killed the phlox I had in three different colour. Anyway, to my disappointment, they were gone in the spring. So I was very happy when, in the beginning of the summer, a friend said she had too many of this red phlox and asked if I would like to have some. Oh, yes please, of course. The thing is I have admired your beautiful phlox already for many years. I hope these ones will make it through the winter.
We were visiting our friends Thursday-Friday at their summer cottage. Good food, sauna bath, great company with a lot of talking and laughing. The day was sunny and warm but the evening a bit cold and windy, so none of us swam in the lake after the sauna bath.
When my friend and I looked at the flowers my friend spotted a beautiful colorful caterpillar. I have had photos of really beautiful caterpillars which I have had the pleasure to spot but unfortunately only once so far. It’s sad I can’t find the photos anymore 😦
For the last week and days there has been a lot about the Perseid meteor showers both in the papers and on the news. The best time to spot them would have been in the morning at about 2 am on August 12. Unfortunately it was a cloudy night. Now the night would be clear and we thought that we, with a bit of luck, would be able to still spot some. As we didn’t want to get up at 2 am we went to lay on down folding sun chairs on the terrace covered with warm blankets at about 11 pm. Our husbands didn’t join us ! ? They probably didn’t believe we would see any. Such a beautiful midnight blue starry sky. Then we saw ONE ! We both were screaming look, look. We stayed there for about 45 minutes and saw about 10-12. But afterwards I read more about them on EarthSky and on other sites as well and learned some or many may have been satellites moving with great speed. Well, next August there is again a chance to experience the Perseid meteor showers.
Yesterday morning, just before we were about to leave my friend said let’s pick some blueberries for you to take home. She’s a quick picker. Of the almost one liter I think she picked 7,5 dl and I about 1,5 dl. The smoothie we had this morning was so delicious with the fresh blueberries.
Lilies, Phlox and Clematis
Look at the feet and the “hands”. Very interesting.
At about 10:10 pm waiting for the dark.
Almost 1 liter
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 !
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 ❤ 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 🙂
Doesn’t it look like a cake ?