After a week straight of nothing but pouring down rain...I woke up this morning to beautiful sunshine. While walking with my son to catch the bus this morning, Nature as always, provided me with some amazing inspiration.
So grab a cup of coffee...and take a walk around my neighborhood with me. Remember life is short...so always take time to stop and smell the flowers!!!
We'll start in my own garden..
Just look at the beautiful coloring on this Wave Petunia. I have never seen this coloring before. I was amazed to find this at my local Fred Meyer store. My favorite colors are purple and lime green so of course I had to have this. I bought all they had and put a few in each basket! LOVE IT!
My neighbors got a new Maple this past week. After theirs and my contorted filbert got the black rot and had to be dug up, they replaced it with this beautiful Japanese Maple. Of course I can not remember the name but it's so pretty with it's varying shades of pink. Jap Maples are by far my favorite trees and I have many in my own yard...I may have to add this one to my collection.
Of course what is Western Washington without some azaleas and Rhododendrons.
This Rhodie is GIGANTIC with big beautiful blooms.
I love when Ivy grows up tree trunks. To bad Ivy can get pretty carried away if you let it. Some day I'm going to have a pretty old brick building with Ivy growing up the side.
Fritillaria Meleagris-the checkered lily. Some people call them little fritts (cute name) they are the cutest little lilies I have ever seen. It's super tiny and incredibly delicate looking.
This Fringed Poppy is just about ready to POP out!
Bearded Iris. My Iris only has two blooms this year. I think it may be time to divide and transplant. My yard is perfect for this sun loving beauty; I get full sun for most of the day!
Thanks for taking a walk with me around my neighborhood. I think I shall grab another cup of coffee and go sit in my garden...I hope you are inspired to do the same!
Enjoy the beauty in Nature!