"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Spring & Summer Scenes

A chilly spring with below-normal temperatures allowed for lots and lots of outdoor gardening. Last week we completed our first year of ownership of the "new" house. One of the greatest joys it provides is the garden space! I enlarged several of the existing raised beds and filled them with more perennials and [peonies and roses. I've now got 50 roses, which is about two-thirds what I had at the Lodge. The ones planted last year are thriving, covered with buds, and starting to bloom in earnest.



Foxgloves--biennial, so I had to re-plant

Iris sibirica--came with the house!

These columbines have spread a lot since being planted last year

The peonies

Though we aren't quite at the Solstice yet, spring has given way to summer. And with the change in season, I can take a break from watching and weeding the gardens at the lake cottage! Where we--and the dogs--can go down to the dock to watch passing boats and ducks and beautiful sunsets!