Welcome to my
Perfectly Imperfect Life..........

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Best Tattoo

This man had what he thought
was the best tattoo in the world...

Until he went  to  prison.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Fresh Cut Friday!

I'm not sure where the time goes
but here we are for another Fresh Cut Friday

at Rose Vignettes!

These "Sweet Peas" popped up in my garden this year.
They make a sweet bouquet
I'm not sure where they came from.
Sweet Peas are a Spring/cool weather flower and all mine have died
back and gone to seed for the year. 

Our Summer heat is too much for them.
I guess the birds left me a gift or some of my seed morphed?
Can it do that?
I love the color and splotches on the petals.
Unfortunately these do not have the Sweet Peas scent.
They actually have no scent....
which is better than having a nasty one!

Be sure to pop over to Liz's and see everyone's flowers

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Garden Happenings

I'm joining:

Cottage Flora Thursdays over at Fishtail Cottage

Fertilizer Friday over at Tootsie Time

Cottage Garden Party over at Etsy Cottage Style

We have had such a heatwave lately.
I spend most of my time watering while trying not to use much water...
yeh, if you figure that one out let me know!

The fruits and veggies have, of course, loved the heat.

I picked some grapes and white nectarines yesterday.
They both are so yummy!

A few Hollyhocks are still trying to put out a few blooms

The strawberry pot I planted with succulent cuttings
last month looks like it took off.

The wild Roses are still blooming

as are the Carpet Roses

You can tell how hot it's been....
I have tons of weeds to pull,
tons of trimming to do...

you can't even see the gate for the Trumpet Vine and Clematis

Rose of Sharon has a bloom or two left

my Impatiens seem stunted...

Luckily most are well established and really don't require alot of water.

I only use soaker hoses and dripper irrigation to water minimizing evaporation.
ie. all the hoses you see ;)
This year I set up a multiple manifold at the faucet
that way I never have to move the hoses,
I can control which ones I want on at the faucet
by either opening or closing the valves.

Remember that lovely carpet of Baby Tears I showed you about a month ago?
Burnt to a crisp.
It will be back in the winter tho.

My little Pomegranate tree is growing steadily.

Only a wisp of a cold memory...
one Snowflake was forgotten and still hangs under the arbor...
in the center of the photo.

Most all in the front garden has crispy blooms.
This get the hottest Sun of the day
and is the newest garden.

The front of the hidden gate LOL

Be sure to pop over and see all the
wonderful gardens at the parties above!

Sharing Faries


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Etsy Feature

Autumn Lane Artistry featured my

Cinnamon Apples in her Down on the Farm Treasury!

Thank you!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sharing Tiffany Postcards



By Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by people like me,
But only God can make a tree.

Trees, God's great gifts to us.


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