Like everyone else we've been busy. We hosted a garden party recently at our house which kept us hopping for a few days; preparing the food and spiffing up the garden. We got lucky, the weather was perfect.
I'm happy with the look of both the Comtesse de Bouchard and Perle d'Azur clematis in the Moongarden.
Florida Sieboldii is blooming nicely on the arbor.
Speaking of the arbor, Kim recently refinished our glider.
It was formerly purple. (My idea.) Kim chose the new colors which I think look great.
I'm enjoying this Lysimachia punctata, but it is supposed to be 'Alexander' - "White edged leaves........"
Which is why I bought it, for the nice foliage. You can see it's all green now.
Oh well, the flower structure is nice too.
The back porch has shaped up nicely. We've added the banana on the right and quite a few new container plants.
Felix is enjoying his nap time.
Our service berry tree has always been popular with the robins, and we've seen some cedar waxwings lately also. But the funniest thing is to see the big hens jump up to snatch a berry for themselves.
Speaking of hens, we've had the little girls out in the garden lately. Here they're charging through the back porch.
Felix shares the "watering hole" with them.
Felix attempts to play. They're just his size after all.
More attempts at playing.
The chicks don't get it.
We have had some difficulty getting them together with the big girls. They spent two days in the coop together before we had an injury. So we've separated them again. Both sets seem OK when they're together in the back yard so we'll continue to work on the integration.
And we're trying to tame down these three new ones in preparation for adoption. A neighbor moved out a few months ago - without three of their five cats - and one of the ones they left was pregnant, of course.
We've been taming the mother down and she allows us to pet her, (but don't try picking her up), and we recently gathered up her three kittens. They aren't happy but they're eating and using the litter box.
(We'll be having the mom kitty spayed soon.)
Hope your summer is shaping up nicely. Happy Summer Solstice!