I promise there is a good reason for my post title, but bear with me while I talk about a few other things first. Patience, my friends, patience.
I've been a bit neglectful of my blog lately, but I confess things have been pretty busy around here and time has gotten away from me. Besides a number of weddings, graduation parties and gatherings, I have been knee deep in cleaning and clearing out in prep for a rummage sale later this month. I am really biting the bullet and downsizing in a big, big way! Once the "junk" becomes some one else's treasure, I will be ready to get to all of the interior painting I've got planned for this summer!
In the meantime, I have some pretty pics from our great outdoors. We have had plenty of rain so far this summer, which means every thing is currently lush and beautiful! Usually around the 4th of July, Mother Nature turns off the water supply and things get a little brown - but I am staying positive and enjoying the beauty while it lasts.
My million bells hanging basket is one happy plant these days. I've got an all red one that is not nearly as jolly, but let's just admire the one that is happy.
I put a sun impatien in one of the old potato baskets I bought at the flea market last month. I love this vignette on the serving bar by our grill.
Although an early bug infestation made the leaves a bit lacy, our wonder roses are beautiful this year.
Mr. Bluebird decided we needed to expand the ring around our Cleveland Pear tree today, so we went from this......
To this! I am excited to see the lantana fill in.
Before the little landscape project, we headed out to the once monthly flea market in Elkhorn and came across this gem......
Oh my goodness! This particular booth had oodles of old dolls whose heads were cut open and now were sprouting plants and flowers. Some of the dolls were missing their bodies and just their heads were made into garden stakes. I've never seen anything quite like it, lol. Annnndddd.....people were buying these things! Just goes to show there is truth to the old saying, "One man's trash, is another man's treasure." Maybe I am not seeing the beauty, and I definitely don't want to offend any one who thinks it's cute. Obviously, people were buying them so there is a market.
I will leave you with one more picture that my friend sent me from the same sale. Somehow I missed this beauty.
What say you.....would you buy a doll with a plant growing out of their head? Just curious.