Our Stargazer Lilies are in bloom! I will soon cut a branch off and make an instant gorgeous bouquet in the house. These fabulous bulbs have lasted for years and perform wonderfully in the big pots we keep them in on the deck.
They are over 6 inches across and smell amazing! I didn't see the dandelion seed on there when I took the photo. :-)
Our pot of sedum is in bloom.. aren't these pretty?
While I was standing out by the Stargazer Lilies I snapped this shot of the house. Don't mind the painting tarp.. lol. Kristi is still painting trim. She's so tenacious! She paints every day. We still have some big sections on the front of the house but our son works long hours and has a crabbing trip planned on the weekend so we'll be two-tone for a while longer. It will get done eventually. :-) Meantime we'll have fresh crab on the table!
The geraniums seem to love the hot weather we're having but the pot of pansies is getting sparse.. hmm..
The big hanging baskets are doing well.
Kristi ordered some koi for all of us.. the one she picked was left out of the shipment.. apparently the breeder couldn't find it.. :-) So, she's been waiting for quite some time but it arrived yesterday. She named it.. "Lemonhead". LOL!
The garden is a nice spot in the hot weather. But it's getting hot today, yesterday it got to 100 degrees F! We're having a hot weather week and I'm so glad we have AC in the house in this weather.
I'm happy to announce that 2 of our chicks are laying eggs! We're going to have a LOT of eggs when all 10 of them are laying. Our older Ameracauna is laying the aqua eggs, her name is Gracie as she has grey feathers. I got 2 Ameracauna chicks when we bought them and so we'll have several aqua eggs soon. The Welsummer chicken will lay dark brown ones. I'm excited to see how dark they'll be. :-)
The boys check for eggs often.. Caleb proudly brought these for me to see the other day. Sweet.
See the egg with the name on it? Funny story. We were all at Elmer's for dinner the other night and our son Travis recognized one of the staff and called out "Stephanie!". She came over and chatted with us and said.. "We were in Home Ec together! We got MARRIED! We even had a baby! And egg we had to share taking care of.. you named it.. Mary Jane!" Well, he's been kidded about this ever since. When he went fishing with his buddies.. Kristi packed them all a lunch.. and wrapped this egg up in a plastic container. When his friend found the egg he asked Travis about it.. at which point he had to relate the story. Needless to say his friends crowed with laughter and warned him he might be in trouble with his wife. LOL!
Yesterday Dayle and I were running errands and hadn't had lunch so at 4 pm, so we went to our favorite steak restaurant and had a nice grilled filet, baked potato and asparagus. YUM!
On our errands yesterday we went the long way around to get to Multnomah Falls so we could avoid the traffic.. and went by the Oneonta Gorge Tunnel.. I'd been meaning to get his photo and since there was no one behind me I was able to snap this. I love how it's sunny on the other side.
I'm off to swim today and Dayle is heading to the hospital to get and MRI so they can see if they can find out what is going on with his back pain. Wish him luck! I'll let you know what they find out. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)