Tuesday, May 30, 2017

unofficial start of summer

(my niece and my son)

What a glorious, full, extended weekend! 

Tons of errands, more yard work (Brian planted coleus in-between some hostas ~ they will be so beautiful when they fill out), my "baby" niece's high school graduation party that ended with us sitting around a bonfire and talking late into the night, lunch on the river at a nearby restaurant, getting things done around the house, and ending the beautiful evenings on the patio.

Here's to a beautiful summer.


  1. Melanie,
    Every year I am in awe of your garden and oh those Hostas, they are such beauties and what a colorful and abundant presentation it will be when the coleus fill in between them.
    Your backyard Oasis filled with so much love and beauty!

  2. It sounds pretty darn perfect to me :) I love the yellow on that stool and your garden is looking beautiful!

    I'm sorry your knee is still bugging you and I hope you start healing quicker.


  3. What a lovely weekend. I'm ready for a bit of sunshine soon after lots and lots of rain! Hugs!

  4. Melanie - Looks like a wonderful and peaceful start of summer. I think everyone is ready for summer, however, I'm not into hot, hot weather. But, I won't complain. LOL


  5. Looks like a great start to summer at your place. I love the color of the yellow stool too.

    Happy Summer ~ FlowerLady

  6. Sounds like heaven! I love Coleus but it doesn't do well for me. Too bad, it's so colorful!

  7. Your garden areas are looking lush and beautiful! I really like the pretty yellow on your stool...is that for inside or out?

    Are we finally over the cold temps?

    Hope all is well with you!

    Jane x

  8. Sorry to hear that your knee is still acting up, but keep doing those PT exercises; they can do wonders, it just takes a while.

    Your hostas are so healthy looking and vibrant, Melanie. I know you're waiting for some colour, too. It will be there in no time now that it's warmed up.


  9. Looks like you made the most of it!! :)

  10. Aww, I think you are starting off summer right, Melanie. Happy days ahead!

  11. Summer begins for me on Memorial Day weekend and lasts until Labor Day.

  12. It's finally summer here!! Enjoy!

  13. I think you know I had meniscus surgery three years ago and to be honest, my knee has never been quite the same. I can still do whatever I want whenever I want, but I occasionally get a twinge in that knee that let's me know something is going on. Definitely keep up with the PT Melanie!

    Your plants look wonderful, and so enough there will be plenty of color :).



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